About Us

A creative community hub for our local community!

Our Story

Transform Crafts is a Community Interest Company based in Burnley in Lancashire.  Our journey started in March 2013 as a creative project for a local charity and we embarked on our latest chapter as a stand alone Community Interest Company in October 2017.

We are proud to have opened a shop to sell handmade goods made by local people. Starting it all off with some of our own creations including original art works, cards, jewellery, woven scarves and linen table wears. We now have more than 10 local creative talents displaying and selling their works through us.

Our shop and building have been designed to be the Creative Community Hub for the area.  For locals to bring down their items and sell through us and to help give a heartbeat and sense of presences to the existing creative community of the area.

In 2019 we built a website including online shop and blog at www.transformcrafts.com to help us grow our online offers further after having orders from France, Germany, America and the UK in 2018. We are also super thrilled that we will now be selling some of the big brands in crafts through our store too.  Card Making, stamps, inks, embellishments, buttons and dies will all feature plus more as we grow.  

Teaching has always been at the heart of our project and on our 1st floor we are delivering a range of craft and art classes.  We have kicked this off with the relaunch of our crafty Tuesday class transforming it into a Craft Club with memberships and rewards. It is still going strong today and gaining new members weekly.

In 2018 we opened our doors to men too in our classes and added Card Making Techniques running every Thursday afternoon, Jan’s Writing Group meeting every Friday morning and new for 2019 Learning to use stamps and inks every Friday and Monday afternoon’s.  All these classes also collect rewards as part of our Craft Club.

Beginners and veteran crafter’s a like are all welcome to come down and join in any of our creative offers.  Our course lists including silk painting, mixed media, art/junk journaling, macrame(knotting) and more slotted in to our schedule too.  Evening classes from 6-8pm feature and also private 1-2-1  and 2-2-1 Art Sessions in all things Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media are available with times to suite.

We started out over 6 years ago as a project and have grown and learned and experimented to expand into what we are now.  We are really looking forward to working with the widened local community and hope that our aim to make Transform Crafts the Creative Community Hub for Burnley and Lancashire will soon be a reality.

2013

Transform Crafts starts as a creative project.

2017

Stand alone Community Interest Company is formed in October 2017.

2018

Winner of Best Creative Community Engagement Initiative for Lancashire 2018.

2019

Online Shop & Blog go live with a growing audience in Europe, America and throughout the UK.