CRAFT MATTERS | CREATIVE ACTIVITIES TO TRY AT HOME

During lockdown and these uncertain times creativity can truly be your friend. The mental health benefits of taking part in a creative activity are brilliant, not only does it release feed good endorphins but activities can help break up your day and give you something to focus on!  With that in mind we hope to provide you with lots of creative inspiration to fill your days and entertain people of all ages throughout this time. We will be suggesting our own craft activities as well as linking to other online content and resources.

If you choose to take part in one of our suggested activities we would LOVE to see what you create and share them as part on a quarantine gallery so please email them to outreach@makingspace.org or tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Now more then ever feeling a part of a community is so valuable so we invite you all to join our creative community and get making because #CraftMatters!

These videos have been specially produced by Making Space and are available for you to use and share completely free. However, if you would like to support us and ensure that Making Space can continue to provide quality craft activities for all in the future, please consider making a donation.

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We’d love to see your own attempts at these crafts. You can share them on our Facebook page.

If you have enjoyed these videos, please consider making a donation to Making Space via PayPal.Me. Your donation will help support our ongoing activities.

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May
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Seeking New Trustees 2020

Making Space is seeking new Trustees, including a Treasurer and Maker If you have a passion for the arts, can make a creative & strategic contribution to the board of our small charity, Making Space are keen to hear from you. Making Space creates opportunities for people to enjoy and take part in high quality […]

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Tags: Job Opportunity, Seeking new Trustee, Trustees, Work with us,
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May
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Open Studios 2020

We invite you to attend our Virtual 2020 Open Studios… Join us online on Saturday 16 May from 11-4pm to meet, support and follow your local craft scene!

Posted in: Special Events,
Tags: May Open Studios, Open Studios, Open Studios Event, Virtual Open Studios,
16
Mar
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Coronavirus Update

We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19). We will follow all government guidance and keep you up to date. We have increased our cleaning and hygiene routine to ensure Making Space is a safe and clean environment for all our visitors.   We have a number of activities coming […]

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22
Jan
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2020 Studio Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional maker to join our creative community and we are doing a call out to find the next Making Space tenant! Are you a local maker who’s looking for a space to work from? Have you outgrown your home office? Do you dream of having a dedicated professional […]

Posted in: Job Opportunities, Makers,
Tags: Join our Team, Maker studio, makers, Studio, Studio Vacancy,
05
Jan
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A Space to Make

We’re really excited about this new initiative;  it’s been something we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. The idea is simple; we, as a creative venue will provide you with “a space to make” (or ASTM) The sessions will be free to attend, although as we are a charity we will welcome donations, […]

Posted in: Community Projects, What's On,
Tags: A Space to Make, community craft, community outreach, creative sessions, free craft sessions,
07
Mar
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Community Project: Reach Out

  Reach Out is a successful ongoing collaboration with Face it Resources, a local autism support network. The Reach Out programme is an exciting and rewarding series of creative workshops and events, specifically designed for children and young people with additional needs (including autism, ADHD and asperger’s etc) and a HCC Gateway Card. As with all […]

Posted in: Ami, Community Projects,
Tags: Inspiring You, Reach Out, Short Breaks,
02
Jun
Young Designers: At Home – Activity #11

We have another creative activity for you to try at home inspired by our Young Designers course.Explore continuous line drawing in fashion illustrations!

Posted in: Get Involved, Young People,
Tags: continuous line drawing, Creative Activities to try at home, Design Challenge, Young Designers,
01
Jun
A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #16

Another creative activity for you to try at home… Today we’d like you to try to recreate these silhouetted moon paintings!

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Family Activity, Silhouetted Moon Paintings,
28
May
A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #15

Another creative activity for you to try inspired by our Textile Transformation project. Learn how to repair a hole in a grament with decorative stitching!

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Creative repair, embroidery, Textile Transformation,
26
May
Young Designers: At Home – Activity #10

Another creative activity for you inspired by our Young Designers course. Experiment with 2 different techniques… Cut out garments and over drawing!

Posted in: Get Involved, Young People,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Cut out garments, Design Challenge, overdrawing, Young Designers,
21
May
A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #14

Another creative activity suggestion for you to try at home… Make a fun and colourful tassel keyring from simple craft materials.

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, jewellery making, tassel Keyring,

WHAT IS MAKING SPACE?

Making Space offers purpose-built arts and craft studios for hire and creates opportunities for people to discover and develop their making skills. Raising the profile of craft through specially tailored projects, workshops and events they inspire, challenge, skill-up, engage and build new audiences for the sector. Home to seven individual studio spaces and two workshops, Making Space is the lead craft organisation in Hampshire, promoting excellence in contemporary craft, design and visual arts.

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