Arts & Crafts

Arts & craft related events happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.

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  • Sat
    The Silk Museum, Heritage Centre, Roes Street, Macclesfield

    New textile art exhibition by Threadmill at The Silk Museum

    The Silk Route: A Never-Ending Journey

    The Silk Museum, 16 September - 10 November 2017 

    This autumn, The Silk Museum will be bursting at the seams with stunning stitchwork by North West textile artists, Threadmill. Founded in 1995, Threadmill have been working tirelessly to promote stitch and textiles through displays and workshops. For this exhibition, the group has taken inspiration from the museum’s collections to create a journey through the countries of the Silk Road.

    Each of the 14 members have a very distinct style, using different techniques to interpret the artefacts and express themselves. Their creations range from hand sewn to machine-stitched embroideries, with stumpwork, patchwork, knitted, crocheted, woven and needle-felted elements.

    Join Threadmill members for a drop-in craft workshop on Thursday 26 October between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Make a small fabric panel decorated with a Silk Road camel, and embellish it with colourful beads, trimmings and threads. £5 per person, no need to book. Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate.

    Threadmill Group Statement: “Threadmill was formed in 1995 by a group of like-minded artists in the North West of England. The members have a wide range of backgrounds; most have recognised vocational qualifications or degrees in Art and Design subjects and many also teach in schools and colleges. We all share an enthusiasm for creativity whilst using textiles as our principal means of artistic expression.

    By working in a group we hope to provide support to the individual and therefore allow each artist to develop, by giving a focus and setting targets. We meet regularly to exchange ideas and are keen to explore new avenues. To create a group identity we work to a theme for each exhibition; this ensures that the work has a common link while allowing individuals to express themselves freely.

    We are committed to the promotion of textiles as both a decorative and expressive art form and hope to increase awareness and education through our exhibitions and workshops.”


  • Sat
    Areey Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

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  • Sat
    10 am to 1.30 pmThe Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Make a Needle Felted Robin with Jo Gardiner, The Old Sunday School

    Saturday 9 December, 10.30am-1.30pm

    Create a beautiful felted robin tree hanging using the craft of 3D needle felting.  All skills level welcome, but unsuitable for children.

    £30 per person, all equipment provided including a needle felting kit to take home.

    To book contact Jo,

  • Sat
    2 pm to 6.30 pmThe Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Want to give your presents some added sparkle and originality?

    Come along to our shopping bonanza and we’ll help you bling up your Christmas wrapping with amazing bows and boxes.

    Either bring a present to wrap or maybe buy something in our fantastic gift shop or Makers' Place?

    You could even treat yourself to something special while you’re here!

    We’ll be open late, until 6.30pm, so it’s an ideal chance to fit in some extra shopping – you won’t find the unique things we sell on the high street!

    Free, donations welcome

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