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About Todmorden Makery

Todmorden Maker Space is a member-run space where volunteers help people do the following activities in drop-in and workshop sessions.

  • Repair – repair cafe activities – bikes, electronic appliances, anything that can be glued, knife sharpening & textile repairs 
  • Tool library – weekly rental of power tools such mitre saws, cordless drills and garden strimmers
  • Art and Craft Making – woodworking, textiles, low-cost crafting materials 
  • Refurbishing Computers – for distribution to household that need them (Tech Tastic)
  • Software training – code club, art and tech workshops for family, kids and adults

RJam Imagineers Tech Styles!

15th June – 4.00 to 6.00 pm
Makery Workshop – Todmorden College – Burnley Road

Are you interested in: Technology and textiles, games, robots, buggies and other fun creative projects.
If so come along! All Ages Welcome. Free Event

This Month – Make something fabulous with textiles and technology. This could be something wearable or woven. It may flash, make sounds, spin or do something really useful.

Please book at http://tiny.cc/rjam-tod

For more details todmordenmakery@gmail.com 

After the Event – It was Great

Rag Rug – Recover and Remake

Come into the Workshop to Book this

If you would like to book onto this workshop please do come down to the Makery workshop to sign up. The sign up form is by the entrance. Or just ask a volunteer to help.

This Rag Rug workshop is one of our ReCover and ReMake sessions. In these session we use recycled or reusable materials to make something artistic and/or useful. They are also aimed to be relaxing and social too. It’s a good way to find out what is happening at the Makery and you’ll be invited to join as a member and come back to drop in sessions to keep going with your projects if you want to.

Report on the Introduction to Retrofit Workshop

Follow up Email to Retro Fit Workshop. 

It was great to host Jonathan Atkinson from Carbon Coop / People Powered Retrofit on Saturday 14th of May. There was a fully booked and packed room at Tod College and some great feedback from those that came.

Here’s a couple of quick reports from Jonathan.

A big thanks to everyone who attended the workshop on Saturday, we’re reviewing your feedback and planning next steps, but there is clearly a lot of interest to build on.

Here are some useful links referenced in the workshop:
Carbon Co-op’s webinar programme
https://carbon.coop/carbon-co-op-webinar-programme/
and reports https://carbon.coop/reports-and-publications/

And People Powered Retrofit’s website https://retrofit.coop/



We’ll definitely do more work in this area so here’s how to keep in touch. 

If you want to have a look at the session slides again. They are linked to here. 

If you didn’t fill in a feedback form about what you would like to do next then you can do that online here. 

Or if you didn’t come and want to come to future events you can also put your name and email down and we will invite you to future events. 

HacktionCamp 2022

HacktionLab presents “That tech is mine!”: a hacktionlab / barnCamp Reunion – featuring workshops and discussions on alt-media, radical tech collectives, right to repair, free and open source software, the maker mentality, and the old hacker ethic.

Bring what you expect to find :)

Dates – Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, and Sunday 12th June 2022 – NOW FULL

Location – https://todmordenmakery.org.uk/ and other rooms in – https://tlchub.org.uk/ and private camping nearby

What to Expect: This event is an unconference with a wide range of themes broadly about technology, justice and the environment. See here for more on Hacktion Camp 2022.

Workshops will take place in the Makerspace – Todmorden Makery and other rooms in Todmorden College.
We will be camping in a scenic and sheltered location within Todmorden which is 10 mins walk to the college.
Cost: £25 covers room hire for venue and 2 meals (Sat lunch and Sun brunch – vegetarian with vegan options) – payable on arrival – please add any allergies to the comments section of the form.

Arrive with ideas of what you want to share and we’ll work together to create a schedule for the weekend. While this is an unconference and you are free to arrive with rough ideas. It is helpful to have some workshops planned and shared in advance. If you can please do add on to the workshops page here see our wiki page for the Event

Keeping in touch – Before the event it is a good idea to be on the hacktionlab email list and to ask questions there – you can sign up for that here.

Please do make sure you have a good understanding of what to expect from the event. Please see our wiki page for full details