Come and help make a community banner
Ocean Terminal in Leith on 3 October!
- Fun Palaces is a national campaign for community art, sciences and culture, this year falling around the weekend of the 3 and 4th of October!
- Felt United is a global network of felters who go out and about on the first Saturday of October each year to work on collaborations and generally celebrate their craft.
In true Craft Reactor spirit we’re putting the two together in our “reaction chamber” to see what new crafty compounds we’ll discover!
With the help of the good folks at Kalopsia Collective, we’ve secured the amazing Atrium space at Ocean Terminal for 2 x two hour workshops to create a community artwork in felt, based on the theme of “Home”. We want everyone who comes along to make a piece of flat felt for the collaborative art work and a second piece to take away as a souvenire. Everything should convey some idea of home – from your fireside to our home planet. The collaborative pieces will then be assembled by the Craft Reactor team and exhibited at the Fun Palace in Old College Quad, South Bridge on the afternoon of Sunday 4th October.
All levels of skill are welcome at the workshops, from complete beginner to master crafter. If you want to make a piece for the collaborative work please book a space so we know who to expect. BOOKING FORM HERE. You can come to the morning or the afternoon session or both. Please bring a towel, a plastic bag and, if you want to, an apron or overall. If you have any roving, tops or other fibres you want to use or donate to the project, please bring them along.
If you just want to drop in and see what’s going on that’s fine, too. There’ll be music and science busking and an origami workshop as well as the feltmaking. If there’s a spare table space, we’ll get you felting as well.