Shelanu Interlocking Stories range ring in part gold, simple square stud design.

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4th-5th December at Midlands Arts Centre and Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

A set of embroideries hang from a ribbon. The embroidered words form part of a sentence.

Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
9 October 2021 – 16 January 2022

A view of the gallery space. I brightly coloured sculpture by Blackwater polytechnic is in the centre of the space.

Take a walk through our new touring exhibition and be inspired to become a commoner.

Join us in making a positive difference. Your curiosity about craft helps us to bring extraordinary craft experiences to even wider audiences.

a young woman works at a table with an artist making a silver chain.

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A bag sits on a table in a sunny garden, the bag has a bright design.

Show your Commons Sense. £19.50.

A sock with a textile embroidered head protruding from the heel.

Discover the selected artists.

a video still of an artist waving

Learn craftivism skills with Seleena Laverne Daye on the Making For Change Expo site.

a beautiful necklace made of dried fruit peel

Be inspired by makers. Including how to make beautiful jewellery from waste peelings.

A naïve drawing of two people in front of a simple house with basic birds, trees and plants.

Collaborators Gelawesh Waledkhani and Lise Bjørne Linnert talk about “A room between the rooms”, highlighting the lives and voices of refugees in Oslo.

A member of Shelanu helps a lady to make her brooch

Refugee and migrant women working with Craftspace to develop a sustainable craft social enterprise.

A participant concentrates on the fixings for her jewellery

Working with women facing social challenges in Birmingham.

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