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August 2022

North Down Craft Collective at Comber Pop-Up Shop

Tuesday 16th August 2022, 10:00 am - Saturday 20th August 2022, 4:00 pm BST
Comber Pop-Up Shop, 4 Castle Street
Comber, County Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

The North Down Craft Collective will be in residence at Comber Pop-Up shop from Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th August 2022. Artists and makers will be demonstrating, showcasing and selling their work each day from 10.00am - 4.00pm. The Pop-Up shop opened in February of this year with the aim to provide small businesses with the opportunity to meet their customers and dip their hands into the world of retail. Over the week there will be 20 artists and makers…

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September 2022

Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 15th September 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£35.00

Dorset Button making began in the 1600s in Shaftsbury, Dorset. It became a thriving cottage industry promoting independence and security for many women and families. Sadly the introduction of the button making machine in 1851 caused the industry to go into decline. Dorset Button making is now considered a heritage craft, and once mastered can be adapted to create everything from beautiful buttons to jewellery, and decorative art. In this workshop participants are taken through the history of the Dorset…

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October 2022

Beginners Watercolour Painting with Ashleigh Stoneman

Wednesday 5th October 2022, 7:00 pm - Wednesday 26th October 2022, 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£100.00

Throughout this 4 week beginners course you will discover all of the power and beauty that watercolour has to offer. Ashleigh will guide you through various techniques and application methods each week in a fun and relaxed environment. By week four, you will have some finished work and you will have also gained the foundation knowledge to continue on with this wonderful medium at your own leisure. The dates are Wednesday evenings, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th  October 2022 Pallets, brushes…

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Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 13th October 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£35.00

Dorset Button making began in the 1600s in Shaftsbury, Dorset. It became a thriving cottage industry promoting independence and security for many women and families. Sadly the introduction of the button making machine in 1851 caused the industry to go into decline. Dorset Button making is now considered a heritage craft, and once mastered can be adapted to create everything from beautiful buttons to jewellery, and decorative art. In this workshop participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button…

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Gel Plate Printing with Ruth Osborne

Thursday 27th October 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£40.00

Gel plate printing is a unique, fun and creative way to create artworks. During this introductory workshop, Ruth will guide you in the exploration of a variety of ways to use the Gel plate to create your own designs. Using inks and paint along with a range of found objects and foliage, you will create a series of hand-printed decorative designs on papers and fabrics,

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November 2022

Upcycle Weaving with Little Tangle

Sunday 6th November 2022, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£40.00

This creative workshop involves learning about the basic techniques of weaving and creating a contemporary wall hanging using a variety of materials. In this special eco-friendly workshop Karolina will guide participants in the creation of funky wall tapestries made out of wool scraps and many other beautiful fabric leftovers. Each participant will be able to express their own style and make a unique, quirky piece of wall decoration to take home. All tools and materials are included.

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Macrame Wallhanging with Little Tangle

Sunday 27th November 2022, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£40.00

In this creative workshop Karolina will teach the basic techniques of macramé using half knot and square knot tying as you make a beautiful contemporary wall hanging. Participants will be encouraged to express their individual style through their choice of colour scheme and composition. All materials are 100% recycled cotton cord and modern t-shirt yarn, which will be available in a variety of colours. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a unique, personalised piece of handmade wall…

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May 2023

Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 18th May 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£35.00

Dorset Button making began in the 1600s in Shaftsbury, Dorset. It became a thriving cottage industry promoting independence and security for many women and families. Sadly the introduction of the button making machine in 1851 caused the industry to go into decline. Dorset Button making is now considered a heritage craft, and once mastered can be adapted to create everything from beautiful buttons to jewellery, and decorative art. In this workshop participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button…

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June 2023

Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 29th June 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£35.00

Dorset Button making began in the 1600s in Shaftsbury, Dorset. It became a thriving cottage industry promoting independence and security for many women and families. Sadly the introduction of the button making machine in 1851 caused the industry to go into decline. Dorset Button making is now considered a heritage craft, and once mastered can be adapted to create everything from beautiful buttons to jewellery, and decorative art. In this workshop participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button…

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August 2023

Summer Art & Craft Fair at The Court House

Sunday 20th August 2023, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
The Court House, 16 Quay Street
Bangor, County Down BT20 5ED
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North Down Craft Collective will be returning to Bangor Court House in August for their Summer Art & Craft Fair. After a fabulous event at Christmas in this iconic venue, the collective will be back on Sunday 20th August from 12.00- 5.00 with 20 makers and artists, as part of the Open House Festival. North Down Craft Collective members taking part include some new and exciting talent as well as some of the finest Northern Irish designers, makers and artists…

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Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 31st August 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£35.00

Dorset Button making began in the 1600s in Shaftsbury, Dorset. It became a thriving cottage industry promoting independence and security for many women and families. Sadly the introduction of the button making machine in 1851 caused the industry to go into decline. Dorset Button making is now considered a heritage craft, and once mastered can be adapted to create everything from beautiful buttons to jewellery, and decorative art. In this workshop participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button…

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November 2023

Festive Dorset Button Making with Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 23rd November 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£35.00

There is something very satisfying about crafting your own Christmas decorations! In this workshop with Textile Designer, Debbie McCann you will be introduced to the heritage craft of Dorset Button making and shown how these fascinating buttons can be made into stunning Christmas decorations to adorn your tree. All materials will be supplied including plenty of sparkly yarn and ribbon in festive colours.

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December 2023

North Down Craft Collective Christmas Art & Craft Fair

Sunday 10th December 2023, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT
The Court House, 16 Quay Street
Bangor, County Down BT20 5ED

North Down Craft Collective will be back at Bangor Court House on Sunday 10th December for their annual Christmas Art & Craft Fair. Catch up with your favourite crafters, find the perfect gift and support local this festive season! Artists & Makers Adele Pound Art,  Ali P Art, Alison Hanvey Ceramics,  Barbie Blane Jewellery,  Beehive Ceramics,  Calderwood Craft,  The Candle Bottle Bank,  Dogstar Silver, Jenni Robinson Art,  Marketa B Art,  OTO Pottery Studio,  Olive Tree Bakes,  Patricia Millar Ceramics,  Pretty…

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January 2024

Making Paper Birds – Adele Pound Art

Wednesday 31st January, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£25.00

Make your own paper bird decorations with artist, Adele Pound! Following instructions and demonstrations, participants will learn simple paper cutting and folding techniques in order to cut and assemble a paper bird decoration. Adele will have several designs to choose from and participants will be able to make more than one decoration, time permitting. All materials and tools will be supplied. Refreshments included. The workshop space at the Craft Room is on the first floor, accessed via a short flight…

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February 2024

Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne Art

Saturday 3rd February, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£40.00

This workshop draws upon the historical process of printing using natural plant material known as ‘Nature Printing’ to create unique artworks.   In this workshop participants will work with a range of leaves and plants gathered from the local area to create a selection of Nature Prints. Participants will work on both paper and fabric and use hand printing techniques and a printing press to create a series of unique works. Frames will be provided so that participants can select…

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Make a Woven Wall Hanging – Karolina Lisek – Little Tangle

Friday 9th February, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£50.00

In this creative workshop you will learn the basic techniques of weaving. Karolina will guide you in the design and creation of a contemporary wall hanging using a variety of colours, textures and composition. Each participant is encouraged to express their own style and make a unique, personalised piece of wall decoration to take home. All materials and tools will be supplied. Refreshments included. The workshop space at the Craft Room is on the first floor, accessed via a short…

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Dorset Button Jewellery Making – Debbie McCann – Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 22nd February, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 24a Frances Street
Newtownards, BT23 7DN United Kingdom
£35.00

Dorset Buttons were first made in the South of England over 400 years ago and the industry thrived right up until the onset of the industrial revolution. Find out more about this fascinating heritage craft and how the buttons were made in this workshop with textile designer, Debbie McCann. Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery! Debbie will demonstrate how to…

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