Crafty idea behind opening of Mandy’s Make
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CREATIVE skills are being passed on to adults and children at a new craft café in Portishead.
Mandy’s Make has opened in the town’s precinct offering visitors the chance to try their hand at a new skill or simply pop in for a drink and something to eat.
The café has been opened by Mandy Willis and Colin Chandler, who live in Brislington.
Mandy, a mum-of-two, is a former secondary school teacher who used to run lessons in design and technology, textiles and cookery.
She said: “This has always been my dream really.
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“It is something I would’ve liked when my children were little.
“The café can be whatever our customers want it to be.
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“They can just come in and have a coffee and something to eat or they can get involved in some of the crafts as well.”
A wide range of different sessions and workshops will be put on at the café such as puppet making, clay modelling, cupcake making and furniture painting, with customers welcome to just drop in or book a place in advance.
Morning workshops are taking place for children during the school holidays and on August 9 costume designer Zarha Mansouri will teach people about up-cycling their old clothes.