Wastelands to Wonderlands: ARTchive, Sow and Sew!

07 Jun 2022
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Join artist Vicki Aimers for this day workshop making a fabric journal inspired by nature.

Do you like collecting natural treasures when you go for a walk? This gathering journal is the perfect place to collect and record all your amazing finds. On our day together, we will sew, print and collage into our fabric journals to make them a unique document of all the things we love about the natural world. All techniques are simple to follow and will be taught on the day. Beginners welcome. There will be a basic kit given out at the workshop to start making your journal, but you may want to bring some extra items to make your book special to you. These items are listed below.

Please bring with you the following items for the workshop:

– Old gardening or wildlife books for collaging

– A selection of your favourite coloured embroidery threads (at least 2 skeins if possible)

-Trinkets/beads/buttons/lace/ribbons/trims/old stamps (for embellishment)

– Your own sewing kit (if possible, but not essential)

– Any scrap fabrics you love (just small pieces)

Optional materials to finish your journal:
Piece of backing fabric floral, plain or patterned size: 24cm x 82cm
Piece of backing fabric floral, plain or patterned size: 50cm x 35cm

The workshop costs £10, payable on booking. Booking essential. To book, call 01209 614430 during open hours (Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.30am-4pm).

Please note: refreshments will not be provided but participants can bring their own or purchase from the cafe.

Artist Vicki Aimers is in residence with us from Saturday 28 May to Wednesday 1 June. Her residency is inspired by Catherine Payton Phillips, a Quaker Minister who lived in Redruth in the late 1700s, after travelling extensively around the world. She had a love for doing good for others. Catherine wanted to make sure that local people were never hungry by having the idea of growing fruit trees on local wasteland.

Colour photo showing fabric, flowers and tape.