Handmade @

Hesketh Emporium

Handmade @ Hesketh Emporium

Handmade was created for community – a place where community can become a family. 

We aim to teach sewing and craft skills, socialise and reduce isolation. My heart is to make a place where people can have fun, learn new skills and relax and get to know and understand one another better. 

I am passionate about passing on my love of sewing and making to others, and to use these skills to make useful creations that are used and gifted to others.

We are back! Covid & Government restrictions dependant of course!

5th August – Thursday 9am – 1pm

15th August – Saturday 9am – 1pm

2nd September – Thursday 9am – 1pm

11th September – Saturday 9am – 1pm

7th October – Thursday 9am – 1pm

9th October – Saturday 9am – 1pm

4th November – Thursday 9am – 1pm

13th November – Saturday 9am – 1pm

Please book early as we have limited spaces to keep everyone as safe as possible. Use the booking calendar below to book your space and make your payment. If you would like to attend using one of our limited sponsored spaces then please email me at michele@heskethemporium.com

Handmade with

Hesketh Emporium

Community & Sewing

Learning a new skill and building a community while we do it is what Handmade is all about. We learn to sew together and make special items every time we gather. We come together to celebrate what each of us can achieve and build relationships while we do it.

So, when is Handmade?

Handmade is a monthly and bi-monthly social sewing and craft workshop for the community. 

Workshops are held in The Greenhouse at The Edge in Wigan. 

The Edge, Riveredge, Wigan, WN3 5AB. 

1st Thursday monthly | 9.00am – 1pm

(please add 1/2 an hour after for clean up)

2nd Saturday monthly | 9.00am – 1pm

(please add 1/2 an hour after for clean up)

Excellent on site parking and wheelchair friendly too. 

Junker & Ruh 1886 Handcrank Sewing Machine & Manual….

This little beauty has been sitting patiently waiting since 2020 for her turn on the workbench. I started out with the basics – a good mechanical clean and oil to see if we could get her to turn. It took a bit of work and TLC but once that was sorted I moved onto threading.Continue reading “Junker & Ruh 1886 Handcrank Sewing Machine & Manual….”


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