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CRAFTBAR is a new innovative programme of free access to creative workshops and labs focusing on sustainable and circular skills, thinking, practices, making and design. The labs will take place at venues across the town of Birkenhead including: Pink sands studio, Birkenhead Park, Pilgrim street arts centre and Open Door Charity.
CRAFTBAR is free and open for everyone to attend and take part in a range of fun and inspiring creative activities including: Ecology and foraging, herbalism, fermentation and sustainable cooking, creative activism, puppetry making, weaving, writing, sculpture and building from waste materials.
Claire Henderson has delivered art and craft workshops across the Liverpool City Region over the years and founded Plush Crafts incorporating textile art into fashion and homeware.
This workshop will cover the technique of a basic weave and other patterns and it’s meditative process. Using coloured wool and patterns we will become confident in creating beautiful bookmarks to gift or take home for ourselves.
The workshop is designed to encourage student confidence and knowledge of the weaving process whilst enjoying making a bookmark. You will be closely supported throughout and the techniques explored in this course require no specialist skills.
The workshop will follow a format of Claire’s demonstration and then participants to follow, showing physical examples along with images, followed by a practical creative session. A handout pack will be provided for students to make notes and take away.
Pink Sands Studio, 28C Argyle Street.
What you need to bring: As this project encourages sustainable apporaches if you have unwanted material or want to reuse any please bring it along to the session.