A week long family quilt making workshop in the Cotsworlds
Working with traditional back-strap looms, participants will took part in each aspect of the weaving process, from warp design, warp winding and loom threading, to the weaving itself. We worked towards creating natural landscapes informed by the surrounding environment, and explored the possibilities of a diverse range of weft materials, textures and colours. Participants were encouraged to work intuitively with the materials that they were drawn to work with, creating one-of-a-kind pieces of textile art.
A snapshot of some of the wonderful projects that took place at the CreateNow! after school art & nature club.
We spent the autumn and spring terms exploring traditional crafts, myths, symbols and mark making using our own natural paints & pigments, we made miniature gardens and explored the possibilities of working with recycled, found & foraged materials.
"A 4 day contemporary arts festival highlighting the inherent creativity of Bath and connecting people with nature by reinventing spaces in the city to inspire intuitive play, unleash imagination and encourage exploration...through sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities suitable for all ages..."
It was a magical weekend full of creativity, connection & friendship at the Embark multi-sensory workshop space at Forest of Imagination. Here are a few snaps from our time in the urban wilds.... It was a wonderful thing to witness this space change and evolve over the weekend, where people came to make, meet, watch & be. We made mini wild flower meadows, scrap trees, wild-beings & habitats, which became a whole forest of their own!. There were sensory gardens, walks, dreams shared and wishes made....
A one-day rug weaving workshop at Pound Arts Centre in Wiltshire. Working with hand-crafted peg looms participants spent the day learning the basic principals of off-loom weaving. Some group members brought along old fabric and clothing which were upcycled into new, beautiful works of textile art for the home.
Community Environmental-art retreat. Themes of the day included "Shinrin Yoko" forest bathing exercises, natural paints & pigments, foraging for art making materials, creating self-in-nature portraits & sharing of works....