This workshop is an introduction to knitting and is suitable for all abilities, the session focuses on using both sustainable and low-cost materials, with simple techniques: -
- Knitting with unconventional materials, such as string and garden twine
- Making own yarns from recycled plastic bags and fabric
- Threading fabric scraps, buttons or other objects onto the yarn
Using knitting, crochet or plaiting, participants can make either an experimental fabric, or use the techniques taught in the session to create an accessory or household object. There is no right or wrong method, attendees are encouraged to make their own discoveries, with mistakes are celebrated as part of the artistic process! There will be a PowerPoint presentation with demonstrations, plus samples to inspire further exploration after the session.
Materials required to take part:
• Knitting needles or crochet hooks, ideally larger sized needles or hooks 6mm or more
• Yarn, any conventional knitting yarn, plus string, garden twine, braid, thin ribbon or lace, gift wrap tape, etc., which could be used as an experimental yarn
• Plastic bags, carrier bags and clean food wrappers such as bread bags or frozen food bags
• A piece of fabric about 30cm x 30cm, a closely woven cotton fabric, jersey T-shirt fabric, or an unwanted garment
• Scissors, for both fabric and paper
• Thread, for hand sewing
• Beads, buttons, sequins, small scraps of fabric, anything you have lying around which can be threaded onto a yarn
£1 booking transaction fee applies for online and over the phone transactions
This event will be held via Zoom. Book your ticket here and we will be in touch 24hrs before the workshop with the details. Zoom is quick and easy to use and doesn't require you to sign up, simply join in browser.
Pay What You Can
HAC are committed to bringing quality entertainment and arts engagement to our community during these tough times. We appreciate that the current pandemic has affected our communities in different ways, which is why we are making this a 'Pay What You Can' event. It's simple, pay what you can and support the work we do! Tickets start from just £2, we just ask you pay what you can and select from the ticket price options.
We thank you for supporting Harrow Arts Centre during these very difficult times for the arts sector.