Anyone that has followed my blog for a while knows I am a huge crafting fan! I love making things…any things! From baking to sewing to papercrafts and cards through to scrapbooking and jewellery making. If it is creative then you can bet at some point I have given it a go!
Having turned hobbies into work, for example. I started out baking which turned into me publishing a cookbook, sewing the girls clothes and launching Sweet Evangelines, my online store which contained a lot of handmade goodies. This gave me the realisation that if you can make something you can also launch your own business too. Cottage industries are popping up in homes everywhere and turning your hobby into a business is such a rewarding process too.
I am super excited to be invited along to the Make & Mend Festival which is taking place at Preston Park Museum on Sunday 7th July between 10am and 4pm. I will be taking part in one of the classes and showing Instagram stories of the whole event. This is their second year and it is an opportunity to enjoy craft workshops, listen to inspiring talks, watch craft demonstrations and mingle among lots of like minded people.
There is a Maker Marketplace which offers craft kits and handmade gifts to either spark your own creativity or give as a thought filled gift to others. With everything from glass homewares and jewellery to wool and pottery there is most definitely something for everyone.
Tickets are available to purchase through the website and start at £10 for entry only. If going for a look around is all you are after then this is the one for you. However, if you wish to take part in some of the classes then there are tiers for including up to four classes – this is £38.
On Monday 8th July, Make & Mend Company will host a day of practical workshops and talks for creative businesses, crafters, artists and product makers with an opportunity to meet other local creative businesses and find new maker friends! Ticket price is £50 and will include your choice of 3 workshops plus a delicious lunch and refreshments throughout the day.