Stitch & Bitch: April
Dangerous Pockets Project
Join us as we host an evening of making with local artist Paula MacGregor as we respond to the poem ‘Dangerous Coats’.
”After reading the poem Dangerous Coats by Sharon Owens I knew it would be perfect for an art project – and I would like you to be part of it by making pockets and sending them to me. I will thread them onto red cord and make them into a travelling art exhibition.
We now have several shows booked, and more being arranged:
Essex University: 9th March
Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes: 30 March – 27 April
Langford, Essex: 12 June – 28 July
The project will run throughout the whole of 2019, starting with an exhibition on International Women’s Day 2019 and ending on International Women’s Day 2020.”
WHAT IS STITCH AND BITCH?
We’re a FREE informal crafty club that meets on the second Monday of every month. We set up the group as an excuse to get our stitch on with local ladies and gents.
Each session is FREE but you will sometimes be asked to bring certain materials/tools to attend.
Please bring along a little cash to donate to our venue, the lovely Colchester Makerspace, in return for some refreshments.
WHAT IS COLCHESTER MAKERSPACE?
A Makerspace is simply a facility with shared access to workspace and tools for making. Established up and down the country, Makerspaces vary in size and the type of equipment they offer. From electronics and computing through to the more traditional metalwork and carpentry.
Colchester Makerspace at Trinity Works, specialises in providing access to Ceramics, Textiles and Printmaking equipment, such as kilns, silkscreens, letterpress and sewing machines. It will be expanding to more contemporary tools such as laser cutters and 3D Printers.
They provide an exciting programme of classes and if you catch the bug and want to use the facility on a more regular basis, after completing a short induction, self-serve access to the space and some of its tools, will be available via a monthly membership, starting at just £15 per month for a light user.
Trinity Works 24 Trinity Street, - Colchester