designermakers Charitable Incorporated Organisation aims to:

…… promote, improve and advance education in and appreciation of the arts……through the facilitation and management of workshops and training courses in different design and craft skills, for people living in East Anglia and beyond, with the aim of engaging them in creative activities as a medium for learning”.

  • We are passionate about Craft and Craft skills.
  • We organise workshops, public demonstrations and open-access events that teach and promote the practice of traditional and contemporary craft skills.
  • We run a craft centre in Diss called designermakers21. Incorporating craft studios, galleries and workshops, designermakers21 is the core of designermakersCIO.
  • For more information please visit

How you can help…

Support our Just Giving Campaign ‘Save our Story’

If you would like to become a ‘Friend of designermakersCIO‘ membership is just £20 per year, and benefits include:

  • 10% discount on all designermakersCIO & designermakers21 branded merchandise.
  • 10% discount on one workshop at designermakers21.
  • Priority booking for all designermakersCIO & designermakers21 events and ‘experience days’

You can download a membership form here Friends form

Please download, complete and return to

Alternatively, download, print, fill in and drop into designermakers21 during our opening hours Thursday to Saturday between 10am-5pm

If you are making an online payment please use your name as the reference

If you need more information or details then drop us an email at