Make coil baskets from sea plastic

Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
5 hrs
Age restrictions
15+
Concession prices also available

What you'll do

The oceans and beaches all over the world are becoming more and more drowned in plastic waste, both from the fishing industry and our own consumption of packaged products. While serious change from the top needs to happen to address this, this workshop will encourage you to explore this environmental issue and take action against climate change.

Get the chance to master the basics of coil basketry and transform plastic fishing waste into a lovely, new item. Head over to Prior Shop's Bristol eco-haven and discover how to re-use plastic waste collected from Wales' beaches, crafting it into a small coil basket. Learn a new skill and the basic techniques you'll need to continue your creative journey at home - no previous experience needed.

Coil basketry is a form of basketry that requires needles and thread, which then wraps the core material, traditionally using natural fibres such as sweet grass. You will have the option to use maxed cotton/linen thread or strands of the plastic waste ropes to stitch with when making your basket. Your host will guide you through each step, in a relaxed workshop environment. It's time to put sustainability and our responsibility to take care of our planet front and centre.

All plastic materials, scissors and sewing needles are provided. Please bring your own lunch, some snacks will be provided.

To explore other workshops at Prior Shop please click on the link below:

https://www.yuup.co/prior-shop

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

The oceans and beaches all over the world are becoming more and more drowned in plastic waste, both from the fishing industry and our own consumption of packaged products. While serious change from the top needs to happen to address this, this workshop will encourage you to explore this environmental issue and take action against climate change.

Get the chance to master the basics of coil basketry and transform plastic fishing waste into a lovely, new item. Head over to Prior Shop's Bristol eco-haven and discover how to re-use plastic waste collected from Wales' beaches, crafting it into a small coil basket. Learn a new skill and the basic techniques you'll need to continue your creative journey at home - no previous experience needed.

Coil basketry is a form of basketry that requires needles and thread, which then wraps the core material, traditionally using natural fibres such as sweet grass. You will have the option to use maxed cotton/linen thread or strands of the plastic waste ropes to stitch with when making your basket. Your host will guide you through each step, in a relaxed workshop environment. It's time to put sustainability and our responsibility to take care of our planet front and centre.

All plastic materials, scissors and sewing needles are provided. Please bring your own lunch, some snacks will be provided.

To explore other workshops at Prior Shop please click on the link below:

https://www.yuup.co/prior-shop

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Your host will be adhering to current Covid measures
  • Masks are advised when moving around if it is busy
  • The space is very open, you will be as spaced out as possible

On the day

  • This workshop will run approximately from 10.30 - 15.30
  • There's plenty of car parks in Bristol City centre. This can be expensive so bus, train and cycling are better options
  • The space is at the back of Prior Shop & is fully accessible. There are toilets and a sink upstairs with a lift
  • All plastic materials, scissors & sewing needles are provided
  • This workshop is open for everyone, if the price is an issue get in touch with your host directly. Please bring your own water and lunch

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 1 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 1 days before your experience.

About Nina Brabbins Design

Nina Brabbins is a maker who creates beautiful baskets and jewellery made from re-used plastic. This sustainable crafter often works with sea plastic waste collected from beaches in Wales, transforming it into experimental textiles, baskets and jewellery. Nina wants to explore one of our biggest environmental issues through her sustainable creations.

Your host

Nina Brabbins

Nina moved from Stroud to Bristol in late 2020. Nina's work explores the connection between the natural and human worlds, creating an awareness of the devastating impact our throw-away culture has on the planet. Besides making baskets and jewellery, Nina loves knitting, crochet and repairing clothes. Going on long walks in nature or having adventures in their van are what makes this creative happy.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Nina Brabbins Design.

Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
5 hrs
Age restriction
15+
Rebook or cancel up to 1 days before your experience.