Channel your inner Kirstie Allsopp and head down to Make and Mend Festival this Sunday 12th September. Hosted in the splendid National Trust property Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough, you can expect a day full of colour and character, positivity and wellbeing, craft and creativity which shares festival organiser, Stellar Project’s passion for craft and the belief that making is good for the soul!

1. Enjoy the jam-packed programme

There is a bursting programme of workshops, artist demonstrations and exclusive exhibitions like The Friendship Project with Erin Fong and Dried Flower Embroidery.

Enjoy access to further workshops and demos online exclusive to ticket holders, or you can choose to stay at home and join the virtual fun through the online ticket option.

2. Get Crafty

You can try your hand at candle making, embroidery, papercutting, calligraphy, basket making and much, much more. You will be guided through the process by expert artists and makers and you can take home whatever you create.

Why not paint wildflowers with inks, weave your own baskets, or have a crack at calligraphy whilst you’re there?

3. Get involved

Take part in yoga classes, watch marbling and rug making demos, chat with other passionate crafters in the Crafty Social and browse the marketplace where there will be unique craft kits and homemade gifts on sale from a curated set of brilliant makers based in the North East.

Make and Mend is sure to spread joy and bring therapeutic benefits from creating something by hand.

Sunday 12th September 10am – 5pm

Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, TS3 0SR

Tickets start from £15 for the online event and from £30 to attend on the day. To book go to

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