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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21
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 […]

Posted in: Get Involved, Job Opportunities,
Tags: Job Opportunity, Seeking new Trustee, Trustees, Work with us,
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, 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 our workshops, […]

Posted in: Ami, Community Projects,
Tags: Inspiring You, Reach Out, Short Breaks,
30
Jun
Washroom Print Shop | A Crowdfunding Campaign by Mary Dalton

One of our associate makers Mary Dalton has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to transform the front room of her house into a print room!

Posted in: Makers,
Tags: Associate Maker News, Print Making,
25
Jun
A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #18

Another creative activity for you to try inspired by our Textile Transformation project. Learn how to repair a split seam with an invisible ‘ladder’ stitch.

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Creative repair, Textile Transformation,
22
Jun
Help us Unlock the Lockdown

We know that many people have been using any extra time at home to take up craft activities, and that lots of people have been considering joining a Making Space class. Perhaps you booked for an activity that we have had to postpone. We can’t wait to open our doors to you again but want […]

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16
Jun
Young Designers: At Home. Activity #13

We have another new creative activity suggestion for you all… This mii project shows you how to design and print a motif on an upcycled garment!

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Printing, printmaking, Young Designers,
15
Jun
A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #17

Another creative activity for you to try at home… Learn how to make mini pom poms using just 3 things… some wool, a fork and some scissors!

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Family Activity, Mini Pom Poms, Pom Poms,
11
Jun
Craft Kits

Making Space has been busy creating Craft Kits for families using the local food bank to enjoy during these difficult times.

Posted in: Community Projects,
Tags: #LetsCreate, Arts Council England, Artswork, Craft Kits, Tesco Bags of Help,

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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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