As the period of lock-down continues, we're all looking for activities we can do at home. Craft activities are the perfect way to keep our minds and hands occupied, so we thought we'd share with you a selection of online tutorials and workshops to keep you busy. We highly commend these inspiring designers and makers who have turned their minds to developing their businesses in ways they had probably never imagined, providing the public with the means to pursue a creative outlet in such difficult times.
Elka is a Hampshire based textile design studio, producing bespoke hand woven textiles for fashion and furnishings. In addition to this, Ellie and her mum Claudia offer a range of weaving and natural dyeing workshops. In response to the current situation, they started a YouTube channel, where they have been uploading free tutorials on how to do your own weaving at home, like this beautiful branch weaving. Access all their tutorials via the link below.
Crochet artist, Barbara, founder of Let's Crochet UK, is working in collaboration with The Hampshire Cultural Trust to run a series of online crochet classes. She has created some free videos to get you started, with more advanced skills available for a small fee. You can access the free content and sign up for the more advanced classes using the link below.
We hope you're staying safe and well in these strange times. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to give you something to look forward to. We have a fantastic new programme of part-time courses starting in September through to next Summer, which you can read about in our April 2020 newsletter!
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We have several new part-time courses coming up but in this month's issue we're excited to shed some spotlight on our upcoming macrame course, taught by Isabella Strambio - macrame artist, educator and owner of TwoMe!