The make district is a collective of likeminded artists working together to share ideas, support each other and spread the joy of making.
Set up in 2012 we run workshops and events celebrating lots of different art and craft techniques from hand printing to machine embroidery and everything in between.
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All our workshops are hands on and fun, participants will spend their time surrounded by materials and inspirational resources, getting their hands dirty and learning new techniques, every workshop ends with a finished product to take home and show off.
Together we have loads of experience of fairs and exhibitions, from the smallest church hall to Brick lane in London! Our events are a showcase of the UKs finest makers.
Jenny has a long and varied background in the arts. A degree in fine art lead on to 12 years of working as a community artist, facilitating creativity in others in a variety of different settings, Craft workshops, art in hospitals, community theatre, video training for disabled adults and much more, finally finding her way to surface pattern design and screen printed textiles in 2010, this process perfectly combines her love of designing and the technical processes along with good old fashioned getting her hands dirty and making things from scratch.
she is also the author of 2 craft books published by Cico books.
Charlotte is an illustrator and avid doodler. She’s had a varied career as dressmaker, ceramicist and café owner, all interspersed with working for artisan food businesses in markets, cafes and shops.
For the last 5 years she has been developing a range of textiles, bags and accessories alongside building her portfolio of illustrations, and teaching sewing and embroidery classes.
Her illustrations are ink drawn and then rendered in photoshop & illustrator. Inspired by 70’s children’s books illustrators, 50’s & 60’s surface design, and favourite artists Picasso, Miro and Barbara Hepworth. Her work is quirky and humorous.
Lucy has worked as a freelance artist since leaving college in 2005. Her work is figurative and often interspersed with geometric shapes and blocks of colour. In 2012, Lucy rediscovered her passion for design, translating her paintings into streamlined images to be used on a range of textile products, intended to compliment her work as an artist. The reintroduction of fashion and design has allowed her to see her work from a fresh perspective; constantly learning and sharing new techniques. As well as original artworks, Lucy now offers a range of clothing, accessories and jewellery. Each product is made by hand in her home studio, using a range of methods from block printing to embroidery.