VOLUNTEERS at the North Devon Hospice are set to be transformed into window displays as part of a series of crafting workshops next month.
Taking place at the Hospice’s Joy Street store in Barnstaple, the sessions will give members of the public the chance to try out a number of crafts for free.
In a bid to help publicise the workshops, experts will be providing demonstrations in the shop’s window.
Shop manager Claire Tremain-Dymond said: “We have some really talented volunteers who not only help out in the shop but also excel in various arts and crafts.
“Running these workshops seemed like a great way of getting people in to the shop, but rather than tucking them away in a corner we wanted to make sure everyone knew it was happening.
“So what better place to do it than actually in our shop window?”
The demonstrations will take place once a month - opening with a knitting workshop on Tuesday, October 8 between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
Other workshops include a crocheting masterclass on November 5 and a Christmas decoration workshop on December 12.
Sue McNeill, who will be running the workshops, said she thought the display would help encourage more people to join in and raise crucial money.
She said: “I think it is a great idea, because passers-by will see what we are doing and will hopefully pop in to give it a go.
“Without support like this, the hospice couldn’t provide the care it does, so events like this are really important.”