Our oceans and beaches are becoming drowned in plastic waste, how can we change this?
Nina Brabbins is a Textile artist exploring the environmental issue of plastic waste through contemporary basketry and hand embroidery. Her woven vessels highlight the issues with our throwaway culture, embedding synthetic ghost nets and other plastics into organic materials with needlework techniques.
In this workshop you will learn how to re-use wasted fishing gear and sea plastic to create a new, hand made bowl or placemat. You will learn the basic process of coil basketry and at least one stitch that can be used in this technique, using natural yarn and plastic ghost nets.
All materials will be provided, but if you have a good pair of small or/and large scissors please bring them along. And if you have any plastic waste you feel would work in a coiled bowl bring that with you and we can see how it could be incorporated.
Cost: £45 inc. materials and refreshments (Lunch is not provided so please bring your own)
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Group size: 10
Location: BTQ Studio