Transform Crafts is a Community Interest Company based in Burnley in Lancashire. We started our journey in March 2013 as a creative project for a local charity and embarked on our latest chapter as a stand alone Community Interest Company in October 2017
We are proud to have opened a shop to sell handmade goods made by local people. We started it off with some of our own creations including original art works, cards, jewellery, woven scarves and linen table wears to name a few things and are now pleased to say we have more than 10 local creative talents displaying and selling their works through us. Our shop and building have been designed to be the Creative Community Hub for the area. For locals to bring down their items and sell through us and to help give a heartbeat and sense of presences to the existing creative community of the area. We are also super thrilled that we will be selling some of the big brands in craft through our store too. Hunkydory, Crafter’s Companion, Craftwork Cards, Creative Expressions, Cosmic Shimmer will all be coming in store very soon and we have already started with some card blanks, jewellery bits and bobs and button’s too.
Teaching has always been at the heart of our project and on our 1st floor we are delivering a range of craft and art classes. We have kicked this off with the relaunch of our crafty Tuesday class from 7th November 2017 which is for women only and they are still going today and gaining new members weekly. For 2018 we have opened our doors to men too in our classes and have also added a Crochet, Chatter, Knit and Knatter to our social class offer running every Friday and a Card Making techniques class running every Thursday. Beginners and veteran crafters a like are all welcome to come down and join in any of our creative offers. Our course lists including silk painting, mixed media, acrylic painting, drawing, sewing, jewellery making, art journaling and more are starting to be slotted in to our schedule too. Evening classes from 6-8pm and Saturday sessions also started in February 2018
All of this was not enough for us so we have set up a small boutique gallery in our basement which is designed to be used by the community to show off local works.
We started out almost 5 years ago as a project and have grown and learned and experimented expanded into what we are now. We are really looking forward to working with the local community and hope that our aim to make Transform Crafts the Creative Community Hub for Burnley and Lancashire will soon be a reality.
- Art & Illustration
- Art Consultation
- Art Gallery
- Arts & Crafts
- Arts & Crafts Retail
- Arts & Crafts Workshops
- Book Shop
- Creative & Cultural