WORKING part-time at Havant charity craft organisation Making Space, I have my eye on two upcoming workshops, which are open to the public and would appeal to the inventive crafter in us all.
I was delighted when we booked Brighton-based jeweller Nora Fok.
Nora’s work is not so much as jewellery but more wearable art.
She’s known for using unusual materials, such as plastic, to weave, knot and tie together to create incredible sculptural pieces.
Nora will be running a workshop at Making Space, in Leigh Park on Saturday, September 28.
This is a brilliant opportunity to learn in a small group from an inspiring artist and also make some beautiful, unusual jewellery focusing on the material nylon monofilament.
In the second purpose-built teaching space at the popular craft venue, another local artist, Hilary Charlesworth, will be running a workshop appealing to anyone with a passion for fabric and yarn.
Participants of this workshop will spend an enjoyable day learning the traditional textile craft of locker hooking – a process of creating rugs and wall hangings using a specially designed canvas and needle.
To be able to learn directly from someone whose passion is what they are teaching you is, in my opinion, the most inspiring way to learn.
Anyone, regardless of their creative background, from craft enthusiasts to complete beginners, can attend and enjoy a unique learning experience making something a little out of the ordinary.
More information on these courses can be found online at makingspace.org or call (023) 9247 2491.