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This is being run as part of Experience Ards and North Down 2022. Click here to see the full programme.

Do you remember either making ‘friendship bracelets’ growing up, or being given them?  This workshop gives you the opportunity to re-live this, and make a bracelet (or two or three…) on a beading loom. 

Once you have mastered a bracelet, you can use your imagination for other uses for a piece of beaded trimming, making it into a longer strap or edging for other projects or clothing.

The Ards Peninsula is a fresh, energetic part of the world, and this workshop will put any stresses and worries aside for at least a few hours, with a bit of craic, storytelling, and time out. If the weather is good, you will be creating these masterpieces in the garden gazebo with a continuous supply of tea, coffee and home-made scones and cakes.  If the weather is cooler, work in a nice, warm studio, and Basil the cat may just come in to check we are on the right lines…