ART // CULTURE // EDUCATION // HERITAGE // PERFORMANCE // VENUE // doing things different

Make Do and Mend


Make Do and Mend – a Making More taster workshop with Joanne Haywood | Sat 15 March 1pm-5pm | Free
Suitable for over 16 year olds only.

We’re delighted to announce that LV21 in partnership with Making Space have commissioned designer-makers Joanne Haywood and Stella Harding to work on an exciting Arts Council England funded pilot project Making More, researching a new business model which focuses on the development of making skills at a local level in Kent/Medway and Hampshire/West Sussex Border.

Inspired by the model adopted by the Rural Industries Bureau in the 1930s recession, where local village women were trained in quilting and these quilts were then sold to the Dorchester, London, this research focuses on the ‘make do and mend’ attitude, social engagement and developing a skilled community workforce which can produce work to a high standard.

Through a series of 12 half-day skills teaching sessions, Joanne Haywood, art jeweller specialising in mixed media, will work aboard LV21 to explore new ideas and design contemporary jewellery suitable for this production method, developing ideas in collaboration with a selected maker cohort and producing work for potential new retail market, with focus on collaboration with high footfall heritage and tourist venues.

Joanne’s approach is inspired by the upcycling and traditional making skills from our past, specifically the 1940’s WWII period, where material uses were inventive and low tech, essentially producing luxury products from scrap materials.

Get involved

We’re now looking for people of all backgrounds, interests and skill levels to join the small cohort of makers. Whether you’re a skilled amateur maker, recent designer graduate or jewellery student, passionate 1940s enthusiast, a keen knitter or newly retired with some spare time in your hands, we would like to hear from you!

To find out more, join Joanne aboard LV21 for tea, cake and an opportunity to learn how to make a unique brooch based on the low-tech thrifty techniques from 1940s.

During the taster workshop you will find out more about Joanne’s work and get an insight into the research, design and development of her 1940s project. You will see examples of genuine vintage brooches from the 1930s and 40s made with plastics, textiles, leather and found objects, before being guided through the process of making your own brooch using variety of recycled textiles, curtain rings and pins. You will have a chance to explore some of the basic techniques with the possibility of joining the maker cohort and continuing on a longer course to learn further techniques and develop your own style of working.

To book your place please email your name and contact details with any dietary or access issues to:

Limited places are allocated on first come, first served basis so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Joanne Haywood is a leading studio jeweller, writer and educator. She has worked and exhibited in the U.K. and Internationally. She holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martins and is recognised for her individual voice and skill in Mixed Media making. Joanne’s jewellery utilises both metal and textiles, and the techniques of crochet, stitch, felting and fusing, oxidising and forming.

Making Space is a development organisation which promotes excellence in contemporary craft, design and visual arts.

Driven by a desire to create a dynamic contemporary aesthetic using basketry techniques, Stella Harding weaves three-dimensional, mixed media structures: including large-scale wall pieces, site responsive installations, intricate geometric forms and wearable structures that push the boundaries of traditional basketry.


Please note: The renovation of the historic lightship is an ongoing process and as such some areas are not accessible. There are steep stairs and narrow passageways throughout the vessel. Please wear warm clothing and flat, non-slip shoes. contact LV21 if you want to discuss any access issues.


Past Events