Suffolk Made is evolving into a CIC organisation (not for profit) which will centre more on engaging directly with clients; creating craft making events/experiences to help individuals make things whilst supporting their emotional and physical wellbeing. Suffolk Made will be a Craft Hub that will be creating, organising and promoting opportunities for individuals and organisations to get involved in craft through active participation.
At Suffok Made we are pationate about building and spreading craft knowledge and skills to a broader audience. We want to contintue to engage with both individuals and community groups in craft activities to learn new skills, to re-cycle/up-cycle items they already own, to meet and engage with new people and to have some fun.
We will be working in partnership with other organisations commercial, statutory and within the third sector to offer skilled/qualified staff to provide craft courses/events for their service users.
So we can encourage, enable and facilitate sustainable craft skills both as a way of social engagement and as a change of behaviour.
Our aim is to build craft communities that cross cultural community barriers to share traditional cultural knowledge to new audiences. To build a network of crafters, both paid and voluntary that will share knowledge locally with the wider community. To create a CRAFT DIRECTORY: On line directory which will enable customers to put in their post code and craft required which will list top 3 makers closest to their postcode. Enabling customers to find easily the maker/skill/product they require.
- Suffolk Made wants to promote craft making and local buying.
We want to encourage craft experience and engagement. Focusing on wellbeing, learning skills, using motor skills, community engagement, upcycling and social skills
To encourage local buying, support local businesses to strengthen the economic base of the community, which require less transportation and this generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
To promote community engagement where people share their skills and experience.
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
To help people experience the joy of making something purposeful.
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