Weaving with waste

COVID-19 update
Book or gift now, enjoy later!

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! 

Price
£190 / Group workshop
Duration
4 hrs
Age restrictions
18+

What you'll do

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!

Upcoming dates

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.

On the day

  • For this experience Sarah will travel to your group at home anywhere in the Bristol area
  • All weaving materials are included, but you are welcome to bring your own materials to recycle and create with

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 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 3 days before your experience.

About Sarah Cooke

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.

Your host

Sarah Cooke

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.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Sarah Cooke.

Upcoming dates

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.

Price
£190 / Group workshop
Duration
4 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.