October 24, 2009
More Fair Trade events at the Oxford Botanical Gardens coming up….
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
October 14, 2009
For National Knitting Week, Oxford’s own Judith Condor-Vidal will be running a series of special events at the Oxford University Botanical Gardens. Read on to find out more…
Knitting and Weaving Global Networks:
Fabulous Fair Trade Natural Fibres
Date of Event:- 17 & 18 October
Time of Event:- 2-5pm
Run by:- Judith Condor-Vidal, member of the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition
Place of Event:- OXFORD UNIVERSITY,BOTANIC GARDEN ROSE LANE There is an entrance fee £3 to the gardens – the event is free.
Tel No of Place:- 01865 286690
Tel No Before Event:- 01865 558114
Email for Event:- firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Aim for Event:- 2009 is UN Natural Fibres Year Come and celebrate! Exhibition of Fair Trade Natural Fibres (wool, alpaca, silk, organic cotton,…) and work by producers affiliated to WFTO, World Fair Trade Organisation. Bring your knitting needles, be inspired, send messages, patterns. Learn&share dreams! HAVE FUN