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August 2019

Creative Showcase – Patricia Millar Ceramics

Thursday 8th August, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local ceramacist, Patricia Millar will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 8th August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Patricia, find out more about her work and purchase a unique pit fired bowl or shoreline cylinder. Patricia will also have new work from her recent trip to Devon. Late night shopping. Refreshments served Join us from 6.00 - 9.00pm at The Craft Room

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August Craft Month Market

Saturday 10th August, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Holywood Old School, 92 Church Road
Holywood, Down BT18 9BX United Kingdom

North Down Craft Collective members and guests will showcase the very best in local art and craft at this special August Craft Month market. Members have been joining forces and working in pairs over the last few months designing collaborative pieces of art and craft that will be revealed on Saturday 10th at Holywood Old School. Browse and purchase from your favourite local makers and stop for refreshments at Benn's pop-up cafe. Supporting local charity Flourish

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Creative Showcase – Jenni Robinson Art

Thursday 15th August, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local artist Jenni Robinson will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 15th August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Jenni, find out more about her workshops and purchase a unique piece of local art. Late night shopping. Refreshments served Join us from 6.00 - 9.00pm at The Craft Room

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Creative Showcase – LG Jewellery

Thursday 22nd August, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local jeweller, Laurie Gaffney from LG Jewellery will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 22nd August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Laurie, find out more about her work and purchase a unique piece of jewellery. Late night shopping. Refreshments served Join us from 6.00 - 9.00pm at The Craft Room

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Creative Showcase – Jupiter Red

Thursday 29th August, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local textile designer, Janet McNamee from Jupiter Red will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 29th August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Janet, find out more about her work and purchase a beautiful hand printed linen apron, tote bag or item for your home. Late night shopping. Refreshments served

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September 2019

Needle Felted Pictures – Jennifer Cunningham

Sunday 8th September, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 Sold out

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Wednesday 11th September, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 Sold out

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You'll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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Introduction to Paper Cut Art – Emma Davison

Thursday 12th September, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40 5 tickets left

Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring few hours learning how to create beautiful intricate paper-cut illustrations. Paper cutting artist Emma Davison will guide you through the techniques involved. Showing you how to create your own paper-cut art. In this class you will create your own lovely hand cut paper art and the gain the knowledge that will allow you to continue paper-cutting with confidence. You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided…

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Broomstick Crochet – Improvers Workshop

Friday 13th September, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£25 6 tickets left

This workshop will be of special interest to those who completed the Introduction to Broomstick Crochet class with Helen McArdle. Helen will introduce increasing and decreasing and participants will have the opportunity to make a pair of wristwarmers or a finer weight, shaped scarf. Broomsticks and patterns will be supplied. Participants need to bring their choice of yarn depending on which project they wish to do. Further information regarding yarn will be sent after booking. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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Learn to Weave – Little Tangle

Sunday 15th September, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40 6 tickets left

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. ──── Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Dorset Button Jewellery Making

Tuesday 17th September, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35 6 tickets left

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 make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery to be taken home. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects.

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Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Wednesday 18th September, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35 3 tickets left

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Thursday 19th September, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35 5 tickets left

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm! Participants will bring home a beautiful mounted linen landscape of their own creation. Tea/Coffee and cake included

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Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Wednesday 25th September, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 6 tickets left

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied Tea/coffee and cake included.

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October 2019

Needle Felted Animals – Jennifer Cunningham

Sunday 6th October, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 3 tickets left

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will learn how to make a small needle felted animal. All materials will be provided. No experience necessary. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Figurative Ceramics – Yvonne McMullen *2 DAY WORKSHOP*

Sunday 13th October, 11:00 am - Sunday 27th October, 4:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£50 4 tickets left

  Design and create a favourite family pet or animal of your choice in this 2 day ceramic workshop.   Day 1 - Sunday 13th October 2019, 11.00am - 4.00pm The focus on the first day will be on creating a ceramic figure of a pet or animal of your choice. Yvonne will demonstrate basic skills and provide one-to-one guidance.   Day 2 - Sunday 27th October 2019, 1.00pm - 4.00pm The participants' work will have been dried and fired…

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Dorset Button Jewellery Making

Monday 21st October, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35 6 tickets left

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 make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery to be taken home. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects.

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Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Tuesday 22nd October, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 3 tickets left

BUY NOW! In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy.   All materials and equipment will be supplied   Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Thursday 24th October, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35 6 tickets left

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm! Tea/Coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Wednesday 30th October, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 5 tickets left

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You’ll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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November 2019

Needle Felted Pictures – Jennifer Cunningham

Sunday 3rd November, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 3 tickets left

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Thursday 7th November, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35 6 tickets left

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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Introduction to Broomstick Crochet

Friday 8th November, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 6 tickets left

Learn this fascinating crochet technique with local craftswoman, Helen McArdle and create a scarf or cowl to take home. ‘Broomstick’ and yarn will be supplied. Choose from a range of colours. A basic knowledge of crochet is needed. Bring along your favourite 4mm crochet hook. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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Introduction to Paper Cut Art – Emma Davison

Thursday 14th November, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40 6 tickets left

Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring few hours learning how to create beautiful intricate paper-cut illustrations. Paper cutting artist Emma Davison will guide you through the techniques involved. Showing you how to create your own paper-cut art. In this class you will create your own lovely hand cut paper art and the gain the knowledge that will allow you to continue paper-cutting with confidence. You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided…

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Learn to Weave – Little Tangle

Sunday 17th November, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40 6 tickets left

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Tuesday 19th November, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 6 tickets left

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy.   All materials and equipment will be supplied   Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson Art

Wednesday 20th November, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30 4 tickets left

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You’ll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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