News Staff June 11, 2018

On Sunday 1 July, Make & Mend Company will be taking over Preston Park Museum & Grounds, with a jam-packed programme of craft workshops, inspiring talks and wellbeing sessions. The festival created by two friends, Rachel Willis and Lyndsey Stephenson, is the first of its kind in the region and extols the virtues of crafting, creating and making for health, wellbeing and, of course, fun.

Co-Founder Rachel Willis said:

“We’ve planned a range of activities throughout the day for crafters to get involved with, including workshops, inspiring talks, expert craft demonstrations, big makes – think Art Attack! – plus, meditation and yoga classes for that all-important quiet moment.”

Tickets start at just £20, which includes access to the Festival for the entire day, plus a workshop of your choice. Ticket-holders can choose to make an on-trend terrarium, learn biscuit decorating from an expert, master the art of brush-lettering or the intricate skill of paper-cutting, made famous the world-over by Rob Ryan.

Workshops available on the day last for one hour; choose from:

Brush Lettering with The Crafthood

Floral Painting Class with KLB Design House

Soulful Hoop, Hand Embroidery with Make & Mend Festival founders Rachel and Lyndsey

Needle Felting with Gill Lyth

Papercutting with Lisa Bean

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