Tomorrow, Sam and I are packing up our sewing machines (times six!) and heading for the North East! This weekend, we are taking part in the Maker Faire…apparently ‘the World’s Largest Show (and Tell) festival’ taking place at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.
Something a little bit different from the normal craft event as, not only will we be amongst some of our own crafty kind, there will also be makers and exhibitors ranging from tech enthusiasts to educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors…wholeheartedly embracing the word ‘Make’!
(Photo taken from the Maker Faire UK website)
The Maker Faire is defined as…
‘a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.’
Which is exactly what us Love Me Sew ladies will be doing! Visitors to the fair (children and adults alike) can come along and take part in our drop in bunting workshop, enjoy the making experience through the medium of a sewing machine and their own hand (as opposed to modern dance!) and take home their creation to hang in their bedroom, kitchen, garden, school…where ever, to proudly show off and shout aloud for all to hear: ‘I made this!‘
As well as the workshop, for those lucky Maker Faire visitors, in the spirit of sharing the love of making, we shall be giving everyone who purchases one of our ‘Make Your Own’ craft packs a discount voucher to buy another pack for half price…you lucky things you!
Find out about the other crafters at the Maker Faire at their website: www.makerfaireuk.com. I am most definitely going to disappear for half an hour to try my hand at Dabble Dabble – Make Do Printmaking…sounds brilliant!