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Crafty type learn new art skills in Haworth and Cullingworth
6:00pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Keighley
Textile artist, Maitena Anda, demonstrates her craft to young Seth Hustler at the Old School Room in Haworth. Picture by Sarah Mason Photography
Dozens of people got stuck into arts and crafts in Haworth and Cullingworth at the weekend.
They learned a range of skills from experts during the Making and Doing Festival.
Eight local ‘makers’ demonstrated their specialities before inviting the public to have a go.
They included glassmaker Jo Whitehead from Silsden, ceramicist Kath Bonson from Cullingworth and Oakworth-based rag rug maker Amy Baldwin.
Maitena Anda, from Hebden Bridge, taught people how to cover buttons with fabric, while Daisy Florence Designs hosted badge making for children.
The ‘meet the makers’ sessions in the Old School Rooms at Haworth were part of a festival featuring activities across the entire South Pennines.
There were also workshops such as reupholstering and making cushion covers at Damside Mill in Haworth and a well-attended crochet workshop at Coldspring Mill in Cullingworth.
Regeneration agency Pennine Prospects organised the festival to showcase the work of local artists and makers.
Spokesman, Rebecca Yorke, said: “The event was about highlighting the talent and creativity in the South Pennines, for both visitors and residents.
“There was a really good atmosphere in Haworth – lots of interaction with the artists and people understanding the sort of work they do.”