Feature: The Making House

The Making House is an exciting creative space based in Winshill, Burton on Trent

The ground floor of The Making House is a shop, and is also home to Bags2riches a contemporary jewellery company that uses recycled plastic bags to create its unique and stylish designs. Bags2riches is now working with a fairtrade organisation to develop their products and just won Best Start-Up Business (Midlands) in the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards.

Upstairs you'll find a gallery with changing exhibitions and a dedicated workshop space from where a wide range of creative courses are run, for people to develop their design and making skills, explore new ideas and have fun.

Anna Roebuck, who runs the Making House, says: “We will be offering courses in a variety of crafts and practical skills from jewellery making to sewing. We believe it’s important to create a making and shopping experience that is good for the environment, so many of the courses and products will have a focus on recycling, sustainability and  Fair Trade. We hope to get lots of people involved and want to develop a creative community, so we’re welcome to your ideas and also to hiring out the space to encourage people to make and chat.

We can also offer specialist tuition for school groups, (in house or in school), creative parties for young and old and talks on different crafts, sustainability and enterprise."

Anna has 15 years experience in helping all ages to have fun and express themselves through making objects and art. She has a degree in Fine Art Tapestry an MA in Creative Collaborations and is also a trained teacher.

To find out more about The Making House visit their Facebook page or blog.