St. Nicholas Christmas Fayre

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Sunday 15th December 11am to 4pm

The magic starts in St. Nicholas Street, Market Hill, Cobbs Yard and Norfolk House Yard

Traders, shopkeepers and cafes will hold a special Christmas Fayre right in the heart of Diss.

Stall holders will be situated in designermakers21 and in both Yards selling a wide range of artisan gifts and foods. Enjoy hog roasts, hot chestnuts and mulled wine and cider, meet Santa Claus. Also a Christmas raffle with brilliant prizes.

Free lantern making at the Diss Corn Hall 2 to 4pm. Lantern procession at 4.30.

White Buffalo Crafts

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traditional hand stitched leather goods made with care and commitment

White Buffalo Crafts is a small craft business where the ethos is very much about the use of traditional materials, tools and skills in the design and production of useful and attractive leather goods.

The majority of the leather we use is vegetable tanned, using tree bark to produce a durable, flexible and attractive material to work with. Linen thread (made from the flax plant) is used for stitching, and much of our fittings are solid brass.

Apart from making beautiful leather goods we also:

  • Teach and run leather working courses
  • Conserve, restore and repair old much loved leather articles
  • Make bespoke items to customer specification or design
  • Run leather working demonstrations and talks
  • Leather reupholstery (small items)

We’re based in Stanton, Suffolk where you can visit us to discuss your leather working needs. During the summer we travel around Suffolk and Norfolk to a variety of shows, and have had our goods displayed at Designer Makers 21 in Diss.

Want to know more? Email mark at or ring 07941 6166784

Diss Heritage Transport Fayre

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designermakers21 is open on Sunday 15th.

The weather is forecast to be sunny, so come and enjoy a well rounded day out on what might turn out to be the last summer’s day! A leisurely walk around the town will take in the Transport Fayre, a walk along the Mere boardwalk, fantastic choice of eateries and a visit to our remarkable collection of contemporary craft and craft studios. Make sure to spend time discovering all we have to offer.


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ScribblyRoo is an illustrator and jewellery maker living in the rural parish of Alburgh, Norfolk. Amongst Scribbly’s diverse work you can expect to find all sorts of oddities, from laser cut octopus earrings to mixed media paintings of her gothic fairytale ‘The Crowman’. Her work is inspired by the woodlands by her studio and the wildlife often seen tiptoeing across her garden lawn. Pheasants, deer, foxes and rabbits are all frequent visitors, and crop up in both her paintings and jewellery. Scribbly is also influenced by the Norfolk coastline and a lot of the history, folklore and mythology that is born out of the sea. Fairytales and mysterious narratives creep around the edges of all of her creations.

Scribblyroo artwork sample
Scribblyroo artwork sample
Scribblyroo jewellery sample
Laser cut tree necklace
Scribblyroo jwellery sample
laser cut fox necklace
Scribblyroo jewellery sample
Scribblyroo artwork sample

To find out more about ScribblyRoo, please visit the following:

Folkeast 2019

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designermakers21 will have a stall at this great event all weekend of August 16th, 17th and 18th at Glemham Hall in Suffolk.

We will have our own marquee with a selection of all designermakers21 members craft products on display, and also 5 members will be demonstrating and/or offering taster workshops over the 3 days of the festival. If you are already booked in for the weekend please ensure that you pop in our tent and say hello!

Visit the folkeast website for details and booking

Print In Action Saturday 27th July Itinerary

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@ THE CORN HALL – Lower Gallery


DEMONSTRATIONS 11am To 2.30pm. An opportunity to pull a colour through a small screen onto a partially completed screen-print prepared by Ni.

@ THE CORN HALL – Main Foyer


DEMONSTRATIONS 11am to 1.45pm then 2.30pm till 4pm. An opportunity to ‘have a go’ at selecting your very own lettering and print using their press. Charge £ 2.00 a go.

@ THE CORN HALL – Upper Gallery


DEMONSTRATIONS 11am to 1pm them 1.45 to 4pm. An opportunity to watch Celia ink up her small intricate lino blocks with water based inks and hand print them using a burnisher.

@ designermakers21 – in the Upstairs Exhibition Space

DEMONSTRATIONS AND ‘HAVE A GO’ – 11 am to 4pm – half hour break for lunch.


Zelda curates the Espacio Print Fair in London and is a part-time tutor at Curwen Press. She will be offering have a go sessions trying out linocut. She will have the use of a mobile press and the public can create their own linocut print to take away. A small charge of £3.00 to cover materials will be made.


Liz is Bungay based and participates in the Norwich Print Fair. She will offer drypoint using a special drypoint papercard technique and have access to a mobile printing press. The public can create a linear, tonal drypoint print to take away. A small charge of £3.00 to cover materials will be made.


Di will be demonstrating wood engraving and will have displays of her work and be available for questions. She also makes etchings, linocuts, collagraphs, and uses letterpress and is a bookbinder. Her work is in the Bircham Gallery in Holt.

@ designermakers21 – In Old Forge

DEMONSTRATIONS  11 am to 4pm – half hour break for lunch.


Marco will be demonstrating screenprint through the courtyard in The Old White Forge. People can watch or take part in a free have a go session. Marco was a screenprint tutor at London College of Print and is now a trustee of designermakers21 and runs screenprinting sessions with local schools and community groups.

@ designermakers21 – In Annette Rolston’s Studio


DEMONSTRATIONS 11 am to 4pm – half hour break for lunch. An opportunity to watch Jacqui and Heather at work using  a large format etching press.