Woodford is (almost) here!!! Only 3 more sleeps!
I am looking forward to what has been described to me as
"the best time ever",
"a place that changes you without even realising it",
"a global restaurant of amazing food"
"a place you never run out of things to do"
"a place you need to bring your own fruit, but not meat" (that's actually what someone told me!) How can I not be excited!?
So, if you are planning on a trip, Brigid and I will be heading up the craft classes in the colourful Artisania tent at Woodford!
Feature: Rags To Riches Rugs
Do you have a stash of offcut fabric or beautiful old clothes just waiting to be resurrected? Create a unique rug using fabrics from your own home. Learn the techniques to cut up old shirts, table cloths or any household materials and knot them into beautiful floor rugs. It's easy and simple, fun and creative. Any household fabrics can be brought along, or choose from our stash of gorgeous pre-loved clothes and manchester.
Tue 27th Dec 9:00am Artisania Wed 28th Dec 1:00pm Artisania Thu 29th Dec 9:00am Artisania Sat 31st Dec 1:00pm Artisania
Feature: Handmade Natural Sandals
with interlacing ties. This natural look is stylish and great for Woodfordian walking. Using basic crochet knowledge you can create an earthy pair of shoes. Once the basic shape is complete you can dress up your sandals with other crocheted, knitted or crafted items like flowers, felt, beads, feathers and more. Please note that this workshop requires basic crochet knowledge.
Tue 27th Dec 1:00pm Artisania Sat 31st Dec 9:00am Artisania
Feature: Knitting Basics
Join the worldwide resurgence of hand crafts by getting your needles clicking with this knitting basics workshop led by knitologist and sock designer, Jennine. Be inspired by Jennine's funky and stylish approach to knitting and explore some simple projects you can start with just a set of needles and a ball of yarn. Learn the basics so you can cast on any project. You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch and cast off. Take away a hand-made book mark or hair tie made by you.
Wed 28th Dec 9:00am Artisania
Feature: Crochet Beanie
The humble beanie is both a functional headpiece and a style statement, perfect for the Woodfordian environs. By hand crafting your very own, unique beanie you have the added kudos of being able to beam "and I made it"! You will crochet in the round to create a one-of-a-kind beanie. Learning a few basic techniques will get you started to create your own colourful and stylish, slouchy beanie. So much fun to create and they also make great handmade gifts. Basic crochet knowledge required.
Thu 29th Dec 1:00pm Artisania
Feature: Finishing Workshop
For participants who have been involved in the Fibre Arts Road workshops, this workshop is aimed at helping you finish off your project and adding final decorative elements. Please note this workshop is only available to those who have completed a Fibre Arts Road workshop. Make bookings onsite at the Visual Arts Workshops registration desk in Penny Arcade.
Sun 1st Jan 1:00pm Artisania