Makers’ Place

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Silk Heritage Trust: Building Closure

Caring for the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff  is our priority. Following  advice from Public Health England on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Silk Heritage Trust has decided from Wednesday 18 March 2020 that all our venues – The Old Sunday School – including Cinemac, The Silk Museum, Paradise Mill and West Park will remain closed to the public until further notice and all events have been cancelled.

We believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community and audiences.

As this is a rapidly changing situation, up to date information will be published on our website and across social media.

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as the situation allows.

John Varney, Chair and Catherine Dewar, Vice Chair, Silk Heritage Trust


First floor, Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ


01625 612045
[email protected]

Visiting times

Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm


Free entry to Makers’ Place

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 make the perfect gift.

Instagram @alisonstairmandjewellery

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.


Twitter @and_teal


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.


Gemma Kimpton - Mantra & Moon

Gemma Kimpton - Mantra & Moon

Mantra & Moon 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.

Rebecca Kwiatkowski - Luna & Wild

Rebecca Kwiatkowski - Luna & Wild

Luna & Wild 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, Luna & Wild 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.

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.