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.
Teaching has always been at the heart of our project and on our 1st floor we will 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 also have also added a Crochet, Chatter, Knit and Knatter to our social class offer running every Friday. 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 will also start in February 2018
All of this was not enough for us so we have set up a small boutique gallery in our basement which will hold its 1st major exhibition in March this year to celebrate our 5th Birthday.
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