‘Focus on Drawing’ at desigermakers21, a month long project celebrating drawing in its many forms. 19th October – 24th November

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A month long project celebrating drawing in its many forms. Including an exhibition of drawings in the upstairs gallery at designermakers21, and a ‘Grand Draw’ of 100 Jacqui Petrie artworks to raise funds for the Save Our Story appeal. The … Continued

Events Programme 2023

February ‘Big Sell’, Window Display by artist Jacqui Petrie raising funds for designermakersCIO | 02.02.23 – 11.02.23 Local Appeal Public Presentation, The Gallery Upstairs | 04.02.23, 11.30am and 2pm FREE ‘Have a Go’ Day, workshops and demonstrations by our members … Continued

Workshops with our Members

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB. Please contact the individual members if you are interested in attending a workshop. Workshops offered in the studios by members – Printmaking – Annette Rolston & Mike FentonFeltmaking – Janine OxleyMosaics – Joy HoldenSewing and … Continued

“Just One More Cornetto” – Swervy World at designermakers21, ‘Authentic ragtime jazz cabaret band’ | Thursday 2nd November, doors open 6pm, music from 7pm. Raising funds for designermakersCIO ‘Save Our Story’ appeal.

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We are delighted that Swervy World will be performing at designermakers21, on Thursday 2nd November. A traditional jazz band playing an eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll, jump blues, boogie woogie, surf ska, blue beat and occasionally traditional jazz! Swervy … Continued

Textiles in Action Day , process demonstrations and drop in ‘have a go’ sessions at designermakers21 | Saturday 7 October  11am-3pm  

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Explore the textiles on display in both the Corn Hall and designermakers21. Come and join us to try your hand at a range of surface processes and watch artists at work! Demonstrations of Surface Textiles processes with visiting artists: Batik … Continued

The Nettle Dress Film | Wednesday 13th September 10am and 7pm at The Corn Hall, Diss

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The Nettle Dress Film  Wednesday 13th September 10am and 7pm @ The Cornhall, Diss This beautifully constructed documentary sensitively tracks the journey of textile artist Allan Brown who spent seven years making a dress by hand using only the fibre … Continued

A Celebration of Textiles – Surface | 2nd September – 14th October 2023, The Corn Hall, Diss

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In collaboration with designermakers21, this year’s exhibition will feature a selection of textile artists who utilise the surface of textiles to showcase their practice, encompassing a myriad of processes including: batik, natural dye, agri-textiles, fabric manipulation, embroidery and collage. The … Continued