We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now.
Due to the current Covid restrictions, this experience is unable to take place during December 2020.
Every booking - regardless of when this takes place, will play a part in helping our local businesses to survive this challenging time and help them bounce back when we are able to visit them in person again.
Book something to look forward to or gift to someone special for when lockdown is over, or to celebrate a brand new year!
Here’s a chance to get creative with waste with the help of Bristol artist, Sarah Cooke. From crisp packets to phone wires, your host, Sarah, will show you how to weave with an array of waste materials and make your choice of a bag, wall hanging and more.
Sarah will show you how to warp a frame loom and weave with conventional yarn, before you get stuck in with making your waste creation. Using waste and charity sourced materials you’ll make a small bag, a table mat, wall hanging or notebook cover (sized around 12 x12 inches). Sarah will bring along everything you need, but you’re very welcome to bring your own material to weave with; old bags, packaging, old clothes or fabric, broken umbrellas with a pattern you like, the list is endless!
You’ll finish up with your own woven waste masterpiece and if you’d like to, you can even buy your loom to continue weaving. Everyone is welcome to try this unique, environmentally friendly experience. It’s a fun chance to weave your own one of a kind piece, and by the end you'll be looking at waste products in an entirely different way!
There are no upcoming dates for this experience.
Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later when new dates are released.
Sarah is an experienced fine artist and teacher and has been weaving in Bristol for many years, but an idea just a couple of years ago led her down an unexpected creative path… She decided to try making weavable yarn out of found materials, recycling items that would usually be thrown away. Experimenting with weaving telephone wire, crisp packets, fruit bag netting and an array of other found materials, she soon saw that the results were completely unique and different every time. Sarah now offers weaving with waste experiences to help others discover not only the art of weaving, but how to look at waste products differently and get creative with both their materials and their making.
Sarah's creativity has always been a passion, and it's taken different forms through the years from fine art to textiles. She loves teaching and enjoys helping people not only learn new skills but discover their own creativity. She particularly loves working with strong colours and rich textures, which you'll find all her paintings and textiles.
Ask your question directly to Sarah Cooke.