Open evening for creative hackers

Derby Makers are having an open evening at the Silk Mill tomorrow evening (Tuesday) and they would love to see lots of creative people joining them to find out more about their group.

There will be short workshops such as making flashing badges, making ropes and even paper flutes.

Derby Makers is a fledgling hackspace meeting at the Derby Silk Mill, currently every other Tuesday.

What do they mean by Hackspace?  Well basically, it is a location where people of a common interest can meet, socialise and collaborate. It was started in the United States but is becoming popular here.

Derby Makers are still just starting out and what they will become is still very open. So whatever your interest if you want a place in Derby to meet up and participate then give them a visit tomorrow evening between 7 and 9pm.

In September they were involved in Yarn Bombing for Derby Feste and their work, which celebrated all things games related, was  installed on the railings of Cathedral Green as can be seen in the picture above. Many enthusiastic individual knitters and knitting groups got involved and this wonderful tribute to our games heritage, which is now displayed at the Royal Hospital in Derby, was created.

More information about Yarn Bombing can be found at More about Derby Mkers can be found at and more about hackspaces at