Makers’ Place

Makers’ Place is home to our eight super-talented Macclesfield makers create stunning gifts, silverware, jewellery, bridal pieces and much much more. So come along, say hello, watch them at work and perhaps pick up a beautifully handcrafted gift for all occasions.

Follow the Makers’ Place Facebook page for further information and details regarding these upcoming workshops.


Learn to Crochet Sat 2nd Feb, 10.30 – 12.30am or 1.30 – 3.30pm £25

Needlefelt Sheep Pincushion Thur 7 Feb, 6 – 9pm £30

Spring Wreath Sat 9 Feb, 10-1pm £45

Needlefelt Donkey Sat 16 Feb, 10 – 4pm £45

Learn to Lino Print Sat 23 Feb, 1.30 – 5.30pm £35



First floor, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ


01625 612045
[email protected]

Visiting times

Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm


Free entry to Makers’ Place

Jo Gardiner Art

Jo Gardiner Art

Jo is a self taught multi media artist with a love of animals and wildlife. Whilst not limiting herself to any particular medium, fibre art and needle felting has become a massive part of the art that she creates.

Her adorable miniature felted figures really are the last word in cuteness.

Jo runs regular needle felting workshops at Makers Place.


Lisa Gledhill – Teal & Tangerine

Lisa Gledhill – Teal & Tangerine

Lisa specialises in crocheting and sewing beautiful homewares and accessories,  hats and shawls, as well as cushions, bags and bowls, designed using traditional techniques with a contemporary twist.

Lisa loves receiving bespoke commissions, designing that perfect something for her customers.

She also teaches a variety of crochet workshops catering to all levels, from complete beginners to the advanced setting up of a specific project, passing on her passion and knowledge to others.

Email [email protected]



Twitter @and_teal


Amber Hildreth – Wild Lines

Amber Hildreth – Wild Lines

Amber is an illustrator, maker and the creator of Wild Lines – a collection of colour and shapes bringing form to a blank piece of paper.

She has a distinctive range of cards, prints and products inspired by plants, pets, people and nature. She uses recycled and renewable materials where possible in order to keep the planet, and her art, wild.

Instagram @WildLinesArt

Gemma Kimpton – A Place for Intention

Gemma Kimpton – A Place for Intention

A Place for Intention is a lifestyle brand specialising in inspirational decor, clothing and gifts featuring fun digital illustrations, quotes, affirmations and poetry.

Visit Gemma at her Makers’ Place workshop and take your pick from a selection of gorgeous greeting cards, mugs, t-shirts, baby clothes, bags, notebooks and lots more.

A personalisation service lets you make your gift that extra bit special.

Gypsy Rose Vintage

Gypsy Rose Vintage

Gypsy Rose Vintage boasts a unique bohemian inspired range of floral hair accessories, wreaths and garlands with each piece lovingly hand-crafted by designer Rebecca Kwiatkowski.

Born out of a love for everything boho, Gypsy Rose Vintage creates truly beautiful and individual one off pieces that won’t just look amazing on your special day but will last a lifetime.

You’ll also find exquisite homewear including handmade faux floral wreaths, garlands and a personalised service working closely with you, the customer, to create the perfect tailor-made design.

Heidi Reid – Glorious by Heidi

Heidi Reid – Glorious by Heidi

Glorious by Heidi is the place to head to for handcrafted wedding and special occasion accessories which use couture techniques.

Browse and buy from Heidi’s website, or  book to come and see her for a consultation over a cuppa in her studio, where you can discuss your hair and your outfit. Using these ideas, Heidi will design the perfect accessory to add the finishing flourish.

Heidi also runs classes teaching some of the many techniques she uses in her accessory making. If you’re keen to learn how to Peyote Stitch, French Bead, or Brick Stitch, keep an eye out for her regular workshops run at Makers’ Place inside the Silk Museum.


Alison Stairmand Jewellery

Alison Stairmand Jewellery

Alison is a local jeweller making handmade silver and mixed media jewellery inspired by nature.

Her exquisite pieces are unique, one-off and the perfect gift at Christmas.

Instagram @alisonstairmandjewellery