Photo gallery: Make do and Mend Saturday Club

Cushions and bags were the order of the day as families upcycled their unwanted clothing as part of a Make do and Mend workshop at the weekend.

Running from 10am to 3pm in the Vancouver Quarter, the free drop-in session was the fourth Saturday club we’ve organised for families this year.

This Saturday club, like the three that came before, was very well received as children created keepsakes without needles and thread.

It was great to see so many parents and children embrace this up cycling event – especially as it came the day before Forties Lynn where making the best of what you had would have been commonplace for many of Lynn’s residents during the Second World War.

We’ve put on more free workshops for families this year than ever before and one of our huge highlights of the year so far has been the popularity of our Saturday clubs. But we’re not finished just yet and we’re looking forward to hosting six more family-friendly workshops to see out 2017.

Our next free workshop will be held on August 16 and will help children prepare for the town-wide Fairy Tales and Legends event a few days later.

This will be followed by a heritage-inspired Saturday club on September 9 before the planned Fall into Autumn and Lights and Lanterns Saturday clubs on October 7 and November 4, respectively.

There will also be Natural History and Mask Making workshops taking place during the October half term break.