The Framework Knitters Museum has announced details of two one-day craft workshops taking place in March and April. You’ll find the details below.
Shibori Dyeing, Saturday 19th March, 10am to 4pm, £95
Join Fran Reilly and Dr Mary Harlow for a Shibori workshop, which includes a brief history of this traditional Japanese art form and the practical art of creating resist patterns on fabric.
Stitch your own design into a fine wool scarf, an organic cotton tote bag and a small cotton scarf bag and prepare to dye them all in an Indigo vat. (Alternative methods for creating patterns will also be taught for those less confident with stitching).
- All materials: scarf, bags, fabric, needle & thread
- Tea, coffee & cakes available throughout the day
- Small intimate group size (maximum 10 participants)
- Two experienced and passionate tutors with plenty of tips and tricks to share!
Weaving with Waste, Friday 1st April, 10:30am to 3:30pm, £60
In this course, you will learn how to weave using recycled materials, such as plastic packaging, baler twine, electric cables, old clothes – things which are about to be thrown away, but can be turned into something lovely.
You can make a small bag, a table mat or an attractive wall hanging, or covered notebook. The emphasis is on experimenting and having fun using unconventional materials.
Suitable for complete beginners and experienced weavers.
All equipment and materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own plastic packaging, old phone cables, jewellery or even old Christmas decorations! You have the option to buy the weaving frame, shuttle and pickup stick for £15 at the end of the session.
You can book online via at www.fwkmuseum.arttickets.org.uk.