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Maker Focus: Joanne Baker

Jeweller and artist Joanne Baker is the focus of today’s Maker blog. Based in Edinburgh, Joanne has a unique approach to creating jewellery, bringing together unusually elements to create something rather special. Inspired by the urban landscape, her brooches, necklaces and earrings are bright, tactile pieces of waerable artwork. Describing her creative process she says: “I love experimenting with new materials and incorporating them into my work – resin, textiles, and lately wood and Iona marble.”

Joanne Baker -Felt

Join her Mini Maker Faire workshop to discover the world of felting. Using soft merino wool, you can learn to create a colourful, tactile percussion toy. Oh and things are going to get a bit soapy, so don’t forget your apron and a towel!

Joanne Baker - felt toy

Get Creative with Materialise

Create your very own unique cushion or lampshade at Mini Maker Faire with Materialise

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Choose to make a cushion – and they’ll talk through the basics of a sewing machine, how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine, how to pin fabric and sew straight seams. Or decide to make a bespoke lampshade and they’ll show you how to customise a drum lampshade using a wire frame kit.

The workshops are available for booking online now:

Make a Cushion – £10 

Make a Lampshade – £10


At the end of the Faire you can then give yourself a big pat on the back as you take home a beautiful cushion to rest your weary head on after a long fun day or a new lampshade to brighten up their home.

The workshops are being run by Materialise, the creative place to sew in Edinburgh – for further information check out their website – http://www.lovematerialise.com/