Making Love

Celebrating the love of making through sharing, collaboration, and cohesion


Discover how to fall in love with people, places and products through the process of making and…  fall in love with Blackburn! We encourage you to take part in projects and activities which make you feel happy and healthy, excited and enthused.

Help us celebrate unions created through making, sharing and collaborating with the community quilt, bringing together lovingly made sections of blanket, created by community groups. This will be sewn together to make one large quilt handmade and your piece can be added to the mix.


Festival Themes

6th - 7th May 2017 | Blackburn, Lancashire

The National Festival of Making Delivery Team


The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund