July: Workshops & Harvest
Our project artist and weaver, Raisa Kabir, invites you to join her for a day of activity at Bootle library focused around traditional tools and techniques used for weaving on Tuesday 27th July.
Ceramic warp weight workshop (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
We will start the day looking at wrap looms and making decorative ceramic loom weights. After making with clay, we will leave them to air dry, ready to use in the future when we create a warp loom together. We will chat about all the different types of looms and their histories. Here is a picture of a warp looms – the weights at the bottom are what we will be making:
Weaving workshop (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
In Spring, Raisa led a restorative weaving workshop at the Gateway Collective using back strap looms to create weaves. We’re inviting participants back to have another go at creating collaborative weaves together.
As well as workshops, we will pause for lunch in the sun (hopefully) – please bring lunch with you. We will provide refreshments throughout the day.
Although this is free, booking is required, please email: email@example.com if you would like to come to both or one of the workshops. Make sure to let us know if you have any dietary requirements so we can cater for you.
South Park Harvest & picnic
On the 30th July, you are invited to meet us at South Park to harvest the flax we planted together back in April. Afterward, we will have a picnic in the park to celebrate harvesting together — bring your own lunch and we will provide one or two extra refreshments! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are coming, or simply turn up on the day.
A Field Of Flax
A project by Raisa Kabir, Rule of Threes Arts and Taking Root