Now there is a space where you can do all of the above under one roof – and on your doorstep! Marketplace Studios in Stockport’s historic Market Square is an exciting initiative from Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. The Studios are a ‘graduate incubator’ providing start-up business support to new
Northern talent. They also provide locals with a retail outlet for discovering or commissioning unique, one-off pieces of art, design or contemporary craft, or somewhere to learn new skills.
Lydia Mary Textiles: homewares and accessories
Lydia is a textile designer and illustrator with a passion for folk and naïve art. She’s also a graduate from Manchester School of Art and a former resident of Marketplace Studios
Makers Dozen is a platform for promoting Craft and Design. Their aim is to make Craft and Design accessible and engage the public with the varied spectrum of making.
Out of Schools Stockport
A showcase of young talent from across Stockport’s high schools
- Introduction to Dressmaking
- Glass Jewellery
- Textile Sculpture
- Tweedy Hattinator – make a small Tweed headpiece
- DesignLab – afterschool design club for 14-18 year olds
- Machine embroidery
- Crafternoon Tea – craft activities at the Vintage Village
Find out more at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/marketplace