11:00 am - 4:00 pm
‘Home Is…’ A travelling pop-up event that hosts a unique collective of independent interior designers and boutique homeware brands in core UK cities including Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Launching at Halle St. Peters on Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm,’Home Is The North’ is a celebration of independent designer-makers from across the North who specialise in re-defining and modernising traditional crafts.
‘Home Is In The North’ will also feature a Our Future Design Showcase in partnership Manchester Craft & Design Centre, concept store Fig & Sparrow and online market-place What I Always Wanted who share the core value of supporting emerging designers.
Free Workshops and Demos at Home Is In The North.
11:30am – Furniture Restoration with Sian Astley of Moregeous Design Studio. Discover the wonders of Annie Sloan chalk paint in this interactive demo. Advance ticket holders will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win FREE refurbished furniture on the day.
1:00pm – Create Your Own Art with Swoon Worthy Design Blog. Kimberly Hughes is an interior design blogger who’s home has appeared in magazines and blogs worldwide. Her ethos of getting a glamorous look on a small budget resonates with the tens of thousands of visitors to her blog, Swoon Worthy, every month. Kimberly will be discussing the latest trends as well as running a workshop allowing participants to create their own colourful abstract art using inexpensive materials with dramatic results. She’ll also be showcasing her own artwork at the event.
2:00pm – Cushion Cover Workshop with the Chorlton Sewing Bee, My Craftea Day. Suitable for basic and intermediate sewers, this workshop will demonstrate how to make a simple cushion cover from vintage fabric with either a zip or button fastening. There is will 8 sewing machine stations and all fabrics and materials will be provided.
Please note workshops and demos maybe running at the same time. Advance bookings are advised for ‘Create Your Own Art’ and the ‘Cushion Cover Sewing Workshop’, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and workshop preference.
Admissions on the door £4 Adults. Under 12s Free.
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PARKING – Visitors to Home Is In The North can park in Hood Street Carpark opposite the venue for £3 for 3 hours or £5 All Day parking until 6pm.
Traditional heirloom quilts with a contemporary twist. Hand made in Britain, stitched in gorgeous tweed and luxurious velvet, these heritage quilts are made to last.
Charlotte Nash creates bespoke interior designs inspired by geometric and ‘Aztec’ patterns. Each piece combines traditional crafts with contemporary techniques to produce an iconic, stylish statement piece.
Our unique homeware accessories are made from some of our own digitally designed materials, and a range of unusual & rare vintage fabrics. We are very passionate about handmade British design, minimising waste by up-cycling materials where ever possible and designing & producing in the UK.
My project ‘Stitched Stories’ using a continuous line and layered fabrics from around the world to create narratives to adorn your walls and make you and your homes smile…
Ink & stitch drawings made by using a stick and sewing machine to create a world of expressive characters and striking imagery.
Freelance Illustrator recently graduated from Manchester School of Art. My work combines hand drawn image with gouache, inks and digital collage to create naive and playful artwork.
C4 Designs are artisan designers and manufacturers of high quality hand crafted kitchen and home ware, made from the finest, ethically sourced hardwoods.
Natalie Laura Ellen creates warm and original prints for your home inspired by the things that make her smile.
Rachel Britch create’s innovative, hand crafted objects, with biodegradable materials. Repetition creates complexity out simple units, building interior pieces that are both ethical and visually stunning.
Unique industrial & vintage inspired lights dreamt, designed and created using reclaimed items. From restorations of iconic lights to one off commissions.
Bespoke mosaics which celebrate the beauty of language, love and life. Amanda hand crafts each piece to create stunning, unique and beautiful works of art.
Katherine Lees is a designer-maker based in the North-west who specializes in ceramics which she combines with textiles to produce unique screen printed porcelain vessels.
Tactile and playful, Beth’s designs will put a smile on your guests faces, and add a splash of your favourite colour to your dining table.
Emma Whiston is a young designer who explores the combination of tradition and innovation. Designing objects for the home which combine functionality with the vibrancy of cultural heritage.
I am an artist-maker who uses porcelain as the canvas, in which personal memories and stories are questioned through free hand illustrations.
Vibrant textiles and homeware inspired by British locations and architecture. All products are proudly made in Britain and pay tribute to mid-century design and colour.
Anthony Hughes is a Leeds based homewares brand creating digitally printed wallpapers, cotton cushions and drum shade lighting inspired by the Northern industrial landscape.
Claire Murray Designs is a small, independent design house, who produces a range of hand-drawn surface pattern products inspired by her fairy-tale trip in New York. Her beautiful range includes wallpaper, lampshades and cushions. Commissions welcome.
Eclectic Chair is Manchester based designer Heather Linnitt’s creative upholstery studio. A unique collection of furniture and cushions reupholstered with an eclectic variety of textiles.
Ancoats Coffee Co are purveyors of speciality coffee from around the world, ensuring they are sourced sustainably, ethically and in season. Expertly hand-roasted by us in small batches, guaranteeing the best in quality, freshness and flavour possible! We also use our coffees and expertise to craft the perfect cup of coffee!
Flavours Found is bringing Home is in the North an authentic taste of Morocco the menu offered has been engineered to transport you from the city of Manchester and transport you into the depths of Medina Marrakesh a treasure trove of flavour!