Friday, 30 July 2010
Of course we will also welcome men and any other gender that wishes to use the machines!
What's more, we now have a new machine. A brand new lovely all singing all dancing zig-zagging machine !!
The sewing cafe is under a bit of a make-over , that being Yve Ngoo, Maureen Gallagher and Jo Brossman will be the needle mistresses who will programme sewing events, sewing machine rotas (when applicable), keeping the area inviting and tidy and being general busy bods in the vicinity. Thanks to Karina for the lovely new sign directing people to the Sewing Cafe.
Please encourage (responsible) sewing activity!
Jo has an idea for a sewing/textile group to meet on a regular basis to exchange skills and tips, if anyone is interested. Sounds like a plan to me - and she already has would be corsetieres clambering for a master class.
Apart from sewing cafe related news - the first art opening really brought the building alive, demonstrating it's full potential.
Geez.. we are soooooooooooo London!!! ( just better)
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Newcastle Craft Mafia and Made in Newcastle were both deemed as worthy of a mention - Wohoo!!
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Indie Quarter was established in 2005 and features designers from a wide variety of disciplines, with everything from up and coming fashion labels, ceramics and textile designers to contemporary art, photography and jewellery.
Its a great way to find out all the latest in the craft, designer-maker and creative world and looks good to boot!
Take a look at the feature here:
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
'Habba Dabba Doo'
Friday 20th August, 11 am till 4pm
Made in Newcastle
22 Nun Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Show & Tell (over a Cream Tea)
Proud of your craft? Well, bring along an example of your work and exchange your handy hints and tips. Sock knitters, fancy stitches, toy makers, basic crochet, decoupage, paper crafts, quilters, rug makers, lace etc – whatever your speciality – feel free to share your skills over a delicious cream tea.
Entry is free – this is a open event – however, if you wish to drop off donations before the event, or register to share your skills for the Show & Tell, contact Yve on email@example.com or Made in Newcastle on 07765937521 or call into the shop!
Monday, 26 July 2010
L’Afrique 2010 , Newcastle’s annual festival of African arts and culture, is proud to present the first ever market event dedicated to African Arts, Culture, Music and Food.
L’Afrique 2010 are looking for stall holders and traders: artists, musicians, crafts people, designers & makers, caterers, general dealers to fill the market with goods of African origin to showcase the diverse and vibrant range of goods and services available across the region.
Are you a trader? Do you have a shop or provide a range of good to the African community? Items such as:
Hair & Beauty products and services
Materials and fabrics
Dress-making and designing
Social and community activities
Dance & performing arts
Resources and information for the African Community
Are you an artist of African origin and could provide/showcase your work?
Are you a dressmaker/designer who specialised in African Fabrics and textiles?
Are you a musician or performer and could provide music or poetry at the event?
If you are interested in getting involved – please contact me as soon as possible on 0191 2095374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 2 general meetings arranged for an informal chat and more information about the market.
These meetings are on Tuesday 3rd and Tuesday 10th August at : Made in Newcastle, 22 Nun Street, Newcastle upon Tyne from 4 -7pm.
Made in Newcastle is a arts & crafts gallery and workshop space that is open Tuesday – Sat , 10-6pm , so please pop in at any time and ask for Yve Ngoo, ( email@example.com) co-ordinator of the African Arts & Crafts Group.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
The idea of The Sewing Directory arose when they realised that information regarding sewing businesses, course and groups is scattered all over the internet and it is often difficult to find what you want. That combined with the lack of places to advertise Sewing businesses lead to the creation of The Sewing Directory.
for more information
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Made in Newcastle (Min) is fast establishing itself as the hub of creativity in Newcastle city centre AND we are now on the hunt for a creative in residence!!!!!
Are you a writer, poet, painter, illustrator or any type of creative practitioner who is in need of a work space?
Well MiN needs you!
We can offer a third floor room in our building to 1 or 2 people for 5 months (until end December 2010) AND also a Christmas showcase and celebration of the work produced in our exhibition space.
If you are interested then send us a BRIEF intro about yourself and practice, with perhaps an image or 2 if necessary, to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (both addresses please).
Also feel free to pop into the space for a goosy and see the whole project and meet the MiN team.
Made in Newcastle
We look forward to hearing from you.
Monday, 19 July 2010
An Exhibition of New Paintings
27th July- 7th August 2010
An Exhibition of paintings by Newcastle Based Artist Christopher Graham
Venue: Made in Newcastle
22 Nun Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
MIN is very pleased to announce that Leona Baker, founder of the huge indy label 'Lady Luck Rules Ok', will be visiting our lovely little shop as part of her 'Jewellery Workshop & Trade Secrets Talk' mini UK tour. Yippee!
Monday, 12 July 2010
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
A reminder of what to expect today:
Launch - Saturday 10th July at 1.30pm - 6pm!
For the big event we've got a host of exciting activities planned:
A catwalk fashion show starting at 2pm showcasing the innovative and inspiring work of the MiN collective's designers and makers. This will offer a sneak preview of the wonderful work in store.
A doodle jam to which YOU, yes YOU and any other inspiring creatives
Bansela Free Shop
A giant swap to which visitors and MiNnies can bring an item to for someone else to take away and enjoy.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Launch date - Saturday 10th July at 1.30pm - 6pm!
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Bansela (Zulu) – express thanks in a tangible form, give a small present
As part of the launch of Made in Newcastle we will be holding a Free Shop.
The idea is you bring whatever you have surplus of and take away things you need.
You could bring, for example:
Clothes, music, books, small items of furniture, poems, whatever you have grown in your allotment or garden, pieces of art, Tweed skirts, old buttons, wool, tea cups, a half-finished crochet project that you gave up on, tools, drawings, a dance, a skill ...
Be creative. Think about what you have to offer and what would be of value to you.
Date: 10 July 2010
Venue: Made in Newcastle, 22 Nun Street, NE1 5AQ
Contact: Claire Rousell, firstname.lastname@example.org