Free Art Fridays part 2

Aunty has been ninja-ing around Blackpool town centre again leaving little crafty prizes for one and all.  This time we have badges, jewellery and a cuddly chicken called Clive along with a card and a little note.

We hope that the lucky finders will get in touch and let us know that the pieces have found a good home.  Why not pop into town and see if there are any still there?  The clues are in the photos!

Free Art Fridays: Aunty Spreads the crafty love!

Aunty has just been on a free art drop in Blackpool town centre.  Arty Farty Fridays, started by local screen print artist Robin Ross and inspired by the capers of street artist My Dog Sighs involves placing art on the street for members of the public to find and take home.  For more on the background of Free Art Fridays and the movement in general see the Facebook page.

Aunty has been sneaky-sneaking about Blackpool town centre leaving little bundles of fun for people to keep.  We left a selection of badges, jewellery and hair accessories along with a card and a note.  We hope that the lucky finders will get in touch and let us know that the pieces have found a good home.  Why not pop into town and see if there are any still there?  The clues are in the photos!

Blackpool Arty Farty Friday Facebook group.

Flying the Flag: A crowdsourced textile art project

Last month Knittaz with Attitude took part in The Fabric of the Flag exhibition at FY Creatives in Blackpool.

For The Fabric of the Flag curator Robin Ross invited a group of artists to consider issues which surround the idea of a flag. Responses looked at the properties of flags in wide ranging terms; influence, symbolism, inspiration and even the basics of the fabric which makes them.

“Flags are changing nations lives, futures and indeed the political map of the world.”

Artists: Aunty Social / Edwin Firminger / Garth Gratrix / Kevin Walsh
Jamie Cook / Robin Ross / Sam Horsley / Shane Gray / Sharen Kaur / Ruby Coupe

Naturally, ours was woolly 😀
A big thank you to all who took part knitting and crocheting squares and stars and sewing pieces together.  An extra big thank you to those of you who found us via Twitter and posted squares to us…you rock!

 

Pop goes the Workshop: Part 2

FREE Beadcraft workshop.
Make bracelets, earrings, phone charms and keyrings.
2:30pm to 4pm at the Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.
Suitable for all ages.

Drop in at any time between 2:30pm and 4pm
Facebook Event Page

Here’s the event poster and photos from last week’s session…

Knittaz With Attitude

Calling all knit-wits! 

Aunty fancies a bit of yarnbombing (a type of street art that uses knitted fabrics instead of paint.  There will be a ‘knitting 101’ session for beginners to get you started.  This is your mission…if you’d like to get involved, drop us an email on [email protected] for info on our next sesh.

Let’s play!

All you need for beadcraft

 

Just had a fab evening trying out some craft activities for future workshops. We’ve been making bracelets and earrings out of lovely beads, definitely a winner.

We <3 bracelets!
 
It’s easy to set up and with a little imagination, anyone can make something lovely. I must warn you, it’s quite addictive!