Staffordshire Libraries works with cultural providers to spark curiosity, imagination and fun in our Libraries.
Perton Creative Hub
At Perton Library, Ben & Phil at Juneau Projects have worked collaboratively with Perton Crafters, library visitors, staff & volunteers as well as new visitors to the library to form a hub of experimental activity where people of all levels of experience and ability had the opportunity to take part, develop creative skills and try new techniques, including using a risograph print machine. The hub have gone on to produce a series of creative products, including cards, calendars and craft kits aimed at beginners which will be shared with individuals and groups in the community who may be vulnerable, isolating or housebound. Juneau have created a bespoke ‘pop up’ shop to sell the products and help support this ongoing enterprise.
A limited number of free craft kits will be available at the library for beginners to have a go at home. Products made and sold by Perton Crafters will help to support the making of future packs.
We asked participants, ‘What have you enjoyed most about this project and what difference has it made?’