Making Things

Hands-on making across craft and manufacturing


The National Festival of Making presents an eclectic mix of making, providing a host of workshops to entertain and delight the whole family. With expert makers on hand to introduce you to new skills, get stuck in for 10 minutes or stay for hours.

Develop, build, make and create!

Supermarche’s three young artist-cum-entrepreneurs prove that craft can be contemporary with their uber-cool pop-up Work:Shop – just one highlight of the Festival of Making’s workshop programme! Be sure to check out the full listings to see what you can get involved in; whether it’s print-making, hand-sewing, circuit-boarding or jewellery-making, Making Things has something for everyone.


Check out the full listings with our What’s On guide.


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