It’s an impulse. I can’t not create. I was taught to be creative from a very young age, and it’s just totally inbuilt in me. Often if I get bogged down in admin or have time away from the studio, I can get very antsy, and I’ll eventually realise that I haven’t made anything for a while. I’m so hands on, I just NEED to do it.”

Mariel Osborn, one of Islington Mill’s most talented designer/makers is coming to Pot Kettle Black for a one-off contemporary embroidery workshop.

The event, which is taking place on 25th July from 6-7.30pm and invites guests to hand-stitch a unique embroidered hoop, perfect to brighten up unloved walls.

Mariel added: “I try very hard to make work that I really believe in. I feel strongly that the pieces that we surround ourselves with in our home should reflect our lives and our personalities, not just some trend that has no meaning and will pass. I create textiles that I feel are distinctive but also full of love.”

An extension of Pot Kettle Black, the Bakehouse and Boardroom is, a unique space in the heart of Manchester, more daily bread, than daily grind. Providing a place to create your best ideas amongst the home-cooked smells of the artisan bakery.

Perfect for date night, colleague bonding or just something fun and new to try for yourself, the contemporary embroidery workshop is open to all, including beginners and all materials will be provided.

To celebrate the opening of Manchester’s new soulful, sunny work and play room, ‘Bakehouse & Boardroom’, PKB will be hosting a series of events across the summer.

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