Celebrate Paisley’s making and creative heritage this Sma’ Shot Day by learning bespoke craft techniques from local artists in cafes and bars across the town.

Follow the Creative Craft Trail and meet designers from InCube, Paisley’s creative business incubator, who’ll teach you how to crochet, embroidery, make your own jewellery and paint with watercolours. Workshops will run Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July.

Friday 5 July

  • Weave Workshop with Mariam Syed

Join weaving enthusiast and textile designer Mariam for a relaxed way to learn the weaving skills that made Paisley famous the world over. At the end of the session you’ll take home a woven piece that can be made into a cushion cover or wall hanging.
1.30pm – 4.30pm at Fairfull Café. Suitable for adults. Admission free, no need to book in advance. Join the Facebook event here.

Saturday 6 July

  • Weave Workshop with Mariam Syed

Bring the kids to an awesome drop-in weaving activity with a woven textile designer and learn the craft of Paisley’s textile heritage!
1pm – 5pm at Fairfull Café. Admission free, no need to book. Join the Facebook event here.

  • Free Motion Embroidered Hoop Art with Katherine Pentney from The Canny Squirrel

Create and take home your own piece of embroidery, inspired by Paisley’s famous history.
10.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm at Helen’s Haberdashery. Admission free. Book online.

  • Make Your Own Keum Boo Pendant with Lisa Crockard Jewellery

A grown up workshop where you’ll make & take away your own silver & gold pendant. Costs £50 per person.
2pm – 5pm at The Workshop. Book in advance at www.lisacrockard.com

  • Crochet Buddy the Lion with Woolybox

Join local designer, Caitlin Mooney, for a hands on crochet workshop.
1pm – 3pm at Blend. Suitable for adults. Admission free. Book online.

  • Big Paint with Peter Stewart Arts

Adding a splash behind Buddy the Lion with some hands on mural painting.
12pm – 4pm at TaTa Bella’s Cafe. Admission free, no need to book.

  • Make a Brooch with Susie Rodgers Millinery

Susie will demonstrate how to make flowers using sinamay and then it’s over to you to create your own flower and turn it into a brooch.
1pm – 5pm at Tastebuds. Suitable for adults. Admission free, no need to book.

  • Build-a-Brooch with Pottle Jewellery

Design and decorate your own unique Paisley inspired jewellery.
10am – 12.30pm at Paisley Abbey. Suitable for adults and kids 11+. Admission free. Book online.

  • Build-a-Bug with Charlene Leske Jewellery

Kids workshop to create a friendly wee bug to take home!
1pm – 5pm at Bianco E Nero. Admission free, no need to book

  • Colourful Aluminium Jewellery with Paisley Pins

A fun and colourful workshop where you’ll learn how to colour and seal anodised aluminium to create a simple pendant, earrings or brooch which will be yours to keep. Please note that dyes will be used which may stain clothing, so don’t wear anything fancy!
11.30am – 1pm and 1pm – 3pm at The Workshop. Suitable for beginners 16+. Admission free. Book online.

  • Introduction to Water Colours with Joe McFadden

Learn the basics of watercolour painting with local print designer Joe McFadden.
11am – 3pm at Brew. Suitable for adults and kids 11+. Admission free, no need to book.

  • Model your own Gargoyle with John Maguire

Take inspiration from Paisley Abbey’s famous gargoyles and make your very own mystical creature with local potter John Maguire.
1pm – 5pm at Paisley Abbey. Admission free, no need to book.

Sunday 7 July

  • Knit a Fun & Funky Eco Necklace with Knitting on Cloud Nine

Make your own statement necklace made from eco friendly recycled t-shirt yarn. Beginner knitters and experts all welcome!
10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Helen’s Haberdashery. Suitable for adults & teens. Admission free. Book online for the morning and afternoon slots.

  • Crochet Buddy the Lion with Woolybox

Join local designer, Caitlin Mooney, for a hands on crochet workshop.
1pm – 3pm at Blend. Suitable for adults. Admission free. Book online.

  • Introduction to Water Colours with Josef McFadden

Learn the basics of watercolour painting with local print designer Joe McFadden.
11am – 3pm at Brew. Suitable for adults and kids 11+. Admission free, no need to book.

  • Build-a-Brooch with Pottle Jewellery

Design and decorate your own unique Paisley inspired jewellery.
1 – 1.30pm at Paisley Abbey. Suitable for adults and kids 11+. Admission free. Book online.

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