Take a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of Makers Yard

This weekend I went to an ‘open studios’ day at the new Makers Yard in Leicester. It’s a lovely new space for independent Artists and Designer-Makers and I took a few pictures to share with you today … apologies for the dodgy picture quality, photography is not a skill I’ve mastered yet!

Located in Leicester’s cultural quarter, the Makers’ Yard is housed in the oldest surviving hosiery factory in the East Midlands. The listed building has been transformed into 10 studio spaces for a growing creative community of Artists and Designer-Makers. The building retains many of the original features, and has a ‘distressed’ look throughout, which gives great authenticity and personality to the spaces. Dotted throughout is a timeline of historical facts, and audio equipment plays recorded memories from the people who have first hand experience of the life of the building.

There were lots of lovely collections on show, and with thoughts of gifts in mind there are some Designers that I am keen to research further. I was particularly impressed with the work by Amy Bonsor, Kelly McRobie, Anna Calvert and Amelia Kirk. Click on the links to see their websites and find out a bit more about their work. To find out more about the Makers’ Yard please take a look at their website.

 

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