Calling artists and crafters! Can you run a workshop from Aunty HQ?

We’re looking for artists and makers to run art and craft classes from our community craft workshop…  Interested?

We have a community craft workshop in central Blackpool and plan to run a variety of sewing/craft sessions from there.  We want local artists and makers to help us make use of the workshop by facilitating a range of classes.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, complete the Expression of Interest form and email it to us by Friday 30th March 2012. We will contact you during the week commencing 9th April 2012.

Flying the Flag: a crowdsourced textile art project

Hey wassup ma Knittaz!

We’ve been asked to contribute piece of textile work to an art project that will be exhibited in Blackpool in March. We need to create a knitted/crocheted American flag. Can you help us?

Your mission is to make squares for the flag.

Squares need to be:

  • Knitted or crocheted (any pattern/stitch)
  • Measure 5 inches squared
  • Red, white or blue (try and stick to royal/bright blue and bright red, slight colour variations will be fine)


We’ll collect the squares at the next KWA session – 6pm on Mon 6th Feb at Claremont Park Community Centre. If you can help, please let us know how many squares you will make (and what colour) . You can do this by emailing us (infoATauntysocialDOTcoDOTuk), via Twitter ([email protected]_) or via Facebook. If you can’t make it to KWA in Feb to hand them in, just let us know and we can give you a postal address or arrange to get them picked up if you live locally.

Ready?

Steady?

KNIT!

Aunty’s Tea Party – Project update

Hello Everyone!

We’re having a little get together just to update everyone on what’s going on at Aunty Towers.

We’re meeting at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road, Blackpool, at 6:30pm on Monday 15th August.

Do come along and find out what’s happening or to volunteer /take part in:

-Connected (social media surgeries for the voluntary and communty sector)
– Knittaz with Attitude
– Pop-up Picturehouse (film club)
– Crafternoons (at the Grundy Art Gallery)
– The new Aunty HQ at The Old Rock Factory (we need some volunteers to help decorate)
– Bike Polo
– Geek crafts (craft activities with a sci-fi/comic/video game slant)
We’ll provide the tea/soft drinks and some cake, but if you can, please bring something yummy along, Jacob’s Join stylee!

Put your marigolds on for Aunty!

Help us spring clean our new HQ and get launch tickets (including cake and cocktails):
Aunty has secured a town centre venue through the Blackpool Culture Shops Project 2011 and needs lovely volunteers to make her HQ spick and span in time for the launch of the project on 8th July.
If you are free to lend a hand between Monday 4th and Friday 8th July, please visit the Facebook event page and follow the instructions to mark your availability.
All of the time slots last 2 hours and you can choose more than one. All helpers will receive an invitation to the event launch on Friday 8th July at 6pm (details will be given on signup).
For any additional information, please email [email protected]
A few pictures of the shop in its current state:

Pop goes the workshop!

We’re looking for venues in the Blackpool & Fylde area to host some ‘pop-up’ craft workshops.  These venues could be cafes, libraries, empty shops.  If you know of anywhere, do leave a comment or join the discussion at www.facebook.com/loveauntysocial You can always tweet us @_AuntySocial_ too.

Homemade bunting? Yes please!

We’re looking to put the first workshop on in April and keep it simple with homemade bunting.   We’re then looking at screen printing t-shirts, badgemaking and cuddly monster-making.  There will be plenty of tea and cake, (naturally!) and hopefully some DJ sets or live acoustic music.

ttfn! x