Maker.RIP Blog

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My early memories of being a maker

I figured it might be fun to talk about some of my earliest memories of being a maker. I think my current interest started with issue 40 of MagPi magazine in December 2015, famous...

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Getting into the holiday spirits

For the 2018 festive season I started what I hoped would become a tradition of making Christmas gifts for my friends and family, by making eight wall-mounted bottle openers. I’d had the idea some...

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The first supper

Toward the back of our garden, just before the newly build workshop, we have a beautiful pergola that is intertwined with a wisteria tree. This provides cover to a patio area which is prime...

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‘Looming Hell

I don’t remember what I was doing when first I stumbled upon The Interlace Project – a “practice-based research project that combines the traditional manufacturing techniques of spinning and weaving with emergent e-textile technologies”...

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The Fruit of my Loom

Following on from my post about the loom I build for my friend Emma, I have an update to share on her progress using it, delivered via the medium of WhatsApp images, and the...

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I own a workshop!

I moved into my current house around a year ago, and as I mentioned at the time, I was super excited by the prospect of owning a shed. Fast forward a year, and much...

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My first commission

One thing which has been consistent among the projects I’ve worked on since starting my journey as a maker, is they’ve all been chosen by me. That changed two weeks ago when I got...