Heritage Open Days – Queen Street Mill

It’s a Heritage Open Day tomorrow and Sunday and Queen Street Mill, Burnley, the last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill will be opening to the public from 12 – 5pm for the last time. As part of Mirador’s project Behind the Wall we will be delivering a free workshop tomorrow 12 – 4pm to celebrate Lancashire’s textile heritage and constructing 3D models of iconic industrial architecture, transport and birds using Liberty prints produced by Lancaster’s Standfast & Barracks. Visitors will be able to take their models home or contribute them to a large scale installation which will be showcased at Lancaster Museum in 2017 #heritageopendays #HODs


New Mills Festival of Arts 2016

New Mills Festival of Arts begins today and we’re exhibiting as part of the Arts trail in the window of the Music Studio, Albion Road until the 25th. As well as a lantern procession, street party, numerous gigs, there are a total of 65 venues and more than 100 artists taking part in this year’s Art Trail.


Wordpool 2016

This month we had great fun creating props for this year’s Wordpool Great Big Family Day in Stanley Park, Blackpool. We created props and an Aunt Sally board for The BFG, Bear Hunt and Very Hungry Caterpillar, with help from the toddlers at Fleetwood Trinity Methodist Church.






A Day At The Lake

Lovely long Wild Rumpus weekend at Rudyard Lake  with Treacle Market and watched dry land synchronised swimming, Gabby Younge and other animals and the Great Bullzini crossing the lake by tightrope.

New Dioramas



Hoppy Easter from team Bonkers!


Rope Leads

Very excited by our new stock of scummy hemp dog leads made by master rope makers using traditional methods in Chatham Royal Naval dockyard. An essential part of any self respecting pooch’s wardrobe. The leads are approx 1m long, 14mm diameter, have spliced loop, a clip and coloured whippings at each end. Coloured whipping includes blue, green, orange, pink and natural. The leads are really robust and chunky so most suited to medium to large dogs. We will be selling these at Treacle market, Macclesfield on Easter Sunday.

£18 each + p&p £2.80 (uk) £4.50 (rest of the world)

 Source: Rope Leads