Makerhood review of 2013

I know, I know, we’re already half way through January and 2013 is so, well, last year! But in our preparations for last week’s Makers’ Club we put together a little photographic review of Makerhood’s year and we thought you might like to see it. So here it is, the events, moments and (some of) the people who made 2013 a great year for Makerhood. We couldn’t do it without you!


Jan_wn-product-surgeryMakerhood Norwood product surgery with Jane Doxey at the Portico Gallery, West Norwood








Feb_food_entrepreneurs4Observer restaurant critic Jay Rayner is one of the experts giving feedback to budding food entrpreneurs at Makerhood Norwood’s Tasting and Testing event








Makerhood Norwood website launches (yes, we did all the events above without having a website!). To celebrate, we commissioned a new title banner illustration for our blog, specially made for us by Kaylene Alder – thanks Kaylene!


April_MU_cafe_72dpiThe amazing Making Uncovered attended by over 600 people learning about art and craft practices and taking part in demos and workshops on woodworking, willow weaving, painting, felting, letterpress, textile art and much more! Not to mention the cafe, talks and music…



May_HowRunWorkshops_72dpiMakerhood Norwood runs a workshop on, er, how to run workshops, by Carol Grantham and Gillian Elam of Crafty Pint






Jun_crystal-palace1Makerhood stall at Crystal Palace Overground Festival, with Makerhoodies Ray Stanbrook, Kaylene Alder, Kim Winter of Flextiles and first-time stallholder Christine Goodrich of 11 O’Clock Jewellery





July_Picnic_72dpiMakerhood 3rd birthday picnic in Brockwell Park






Aug_VillageFair_72dpiMakerhood took part in the Southbank Village Fair  on the Southbank with workshops on applique (by Maggie), needlefelt (by Carol) and making bath soaks (by Chloe).





Sep_PrepareXmasAnita from Diverse Gifts and Sinead from Crafty Fox spoke at our third Makers’ Club meeting ‘Preparing for Christmas’






Oct_LambethOpen_72dpiMakerhoodies taking part in Lambeth Open, where artists and artisans open their studios to the public, included Carol Grantham and Kim Winter of Flextiles, as part of the group Women of the Cloth





Nov_NorwoodBirthday_72dpiMakerhood Norwood first birthday party, with amazing chocolate and strawberry cake made by Brixton Bake Off winner Dumisani Nyathi, aka The Vegan Tart!





Dec_MakeOwnXmasMake your own Christmas at the Dogstar, Brixton where Rachel, Elena and Fiona helped visitors make their own Christmas cards using letterpress, drawing or sewing and Kaylene guided them through making snowflake and paper pompom decorations – all while listening to fabulous music and improvised comedy!






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