Past event

Mindful Making - a paper garland

with Valerie Kirk

Nurture your creativity in this workshop making your own paper beads and threading them into an original necklace. Begin with colouring your own paper or you can use wrapping/magazine/recycled paper. Cut out and roll tube beads and cut out circles in card to make flats beads to go between the tubes. Thread all together to make a stunning, wearable piece to keep or gift.

Adults and supervised children can participate in the workshop. Tasks are simple and easy for anyone that likes making things.

About the teacher: Valerie Kirk studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art, where she discovered woven tapestry. As a recent graduate she came to Australia and worked in the Victorian (now Australian) Tapestry Workshop and travelled the country to teach in communities and colleges, work as an artist-in-residence, exhibit and lead community tapestry projects. She is an artist and tapestry weaver, writer, teacher and public figure who has made a significant contribution internationally.

Materials:

List of materials required:
Please bring any of these materials you have and want to use in the workshop. I will also bring some materials for communal use so if there is something on the list that you do not have, you can use materials/tools that I supply in the workshop.

3 sheets of A4 paper, acrylic paint to colour the paper, scissors to cut the shapes, pva glue or similar to glue the paper, a pencil with a round profile or thick knitting needle to make tube beads around, 5c and 10c coin to mark circles to cut around, Thin card(can be recycled cereal packet etc) or buttons to go between the beads, darning needle and strong yarn or thick thread to string the beads on.

Mindful Making - a paper garland
Sat 20 Nov 2021
Past event
Mindful Making - a paper garland

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.