The Warp and the Weft
A series of events promoting ethical and Fairtrade fibres and clothes, organised in partnership between students from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Trading for Development, a local, ethical fashion business. The events celebrate International Year of Natural Fibres, 2009 and to raise awareness of Fairtrade and ethical fashions options.
The partnership has organised a series of events during Oct & Nov 2009 including an exhibition of fibre-inspired artworks. A plant fibre trail around the Garden, a family-friendly fibre afternoon and a final, celebratory knit-off open to everyone!
Monday 26th October – Sunday 8th November
The Warp and Weft family fibre afternoon
Use dyes from garden plants to make some groovy tie-dyes and try your hand at weaving with various fibres.
Wednesday 28th October, 1.00pm–4.00pm
The Warp and Weft Knit-Off
Join us for a fun, freeform knit off. Bring your own projects, or learn to finger-knit, plait and card weave.
Saturday 7th November, 1.00pm–4.00pm