Venue, Timing and Cost
Location: OVADA, 14 Osney Ln, Oxford OX1 1NJ
Cost: £20 (10% discount for OVADA Associate Members)
Dates/ days: Friday, 30th September
Times: 6 – 8pm
Deadline for booking: 4pm, Friday 30th September
Advance booking required
Enquiries: please email email@example.com
Learn more about this workshop and book via: www.ovada.org.uk/shop
Workshop description: Join feminist textile artist and sculptor, Rosina Godwin, for this one – off workshop which will introduce participants to the practice of sustainable knitting using both recycled and unconventional materials. Focusing on the artistic potential of simple techniques, this session aims to unpick the feminine craft associations of knitting through the making of yarns from recycled fabric, garments and plastic bags and through knitting with experimental materials, such a string, garden twine or ribbon.
This session will include demonstrations of yarn making and knitting techniques, and a worksheet and samples will be supplied, to inspire further ideas after the session. Although the emphasis is on making an experimental sample, the techniques introduced in this session can be adapted to create an accessory or household object.
This workshop is happening in support of Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week.
Level of experience required to take part: The workshop is suitable for adults of all abilities; knitting novices can try crochet or finger crochet.