New craft gallery open at The Hirsel

A brand new gallery showcasing the very best local craft makers is now open at The Hirsel, Coldstream.

Thursday, 20th April 2017, 10:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:40 pm
New gallery opens at The Hirsel, Coldstream.
New gallery opens at The Hirsel, Coldstream.

The Hirsel Gallery will specialise in original, handmade, contemporary craft work, and have a changing exhibition space to highlight selected artists.

Glass engraver Julia Linstead and textile and jewellery designer Maggie Read are joining forces to curate this exciting new craft gallery. Julia said: “We are both passionate about craft and the Homestead has a history of hosting big craft fairs and meet the maker events but this opportunity to build on that legacy and promote unique work in a dynamic and interactive way is just so exciting.”

Maggie emphasised that their focus was, “on high quality craftsmanship and individuality and to be honest we’re spoilt for choice round here”.

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Visitors will not only find inspiration in the beautiful work for sale but Maggie and Julia also have a programme of craft classes run by various exhibiting artists which will roll out throughout the year. Over the Easter weekend you could weave a scarf, or a basket or make a felt bird pod.

The gallery is open from 11am-4pm daily (closed Tuesdays).

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