Making Love

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


Fall in love with people, places and products through the process of making and… fall in love with Blackburn! Making Love provides projects and activities to make you feel happy and healthy, excited and enthused.

Sew yourself into the fabric of the festival and celebrate the unions created through making, sharing and collaborating with The Community Quilt. Lovingly made sections of blanket created by community groups will be sewn together to make one large handmade quilt which will be exhibited at the end of the festival as a testament to our craft and love of making. Bring along your own piece and become part of our shared history.


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Festival Themes

12th - 13th May 2018 | 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