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Make:Shift:Do

A nationwide programme of craft and innovation workshops, 27-28 October 2017

Make:Shift:Do is the Crafts Council’s annual festival of new making. A celebration of craft innovation, it offers families, children, and young people hands-on experiences of emerging craft technologies, new materials and digital making including 3D printing, laser-cutting, CNC milling, open-source making, electronic textiles, smart materials, digital printing, digital embroidery, robot building, creative coding, and bio design.

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Make:Shift:Do events will be taking place this October, with the main festival of events happening on 27 and 28 October 2017. Make:Shift:Do 2017 also poses a craft wellbeing challenge: What craft interventions can make the world a healthier, happier place? How can craft innovation help us understand the relationship between body and mind, improve how we communicate with each other, consider what we eat and drink, understand our mental health, or accommodate specific physical and mental needs? 


Make:Shift:Do is organised by the Crafts Council in partnership with founding partners the V&A and Institute of Making at UCL. Events take place across the UK, at makerspaces, fablabs, museums, libraries, galleries, and universities.

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