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.

Yarnbombing the YMCA: International Women’s Day

On Saturday 10th March, Aunty hosted a yarnbombing workshop for young women (age 13-16 years) from a variety of youth groups from Wyre.  Activities included dance and various arts and crafts activities and took place at Fleetwood YMCA …Young (wo)man, there’s no need to feel down, la la la.

Participants learned how to get crafty and stitch together a variety of woolly loveliness to create a flower garden outside the entrance to Tommy’s the local youth club.  All in all, it was a lovely day, we had some great positive feedback from the groups and created a woolly wilderness to boot, fabulous!

 

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.

Valloween: Anti Valentine’s Party in pictures

Cake, music, voodoo dolls, pizza, pins, buttons, craft, giggles…done.

Song of the night

Valloween: Anti-Valentine’s Day party

 

Bitter and broken-hearted?
Single and super?
Sick of Schmaltz?

Join our cynical celebration evening of tea, cake, pizza and avoiding all-things soppy and vomit-inducing.

Make your own voodoo doll or win a prize for your best dating horror story.

Suggested donation £5 (or whatever you would spend on fluffy teddies, single red roses and other ‘romantic’ ill-judged tat).

7pm on Tues 14th February 2012 at Aunty HQ (meet outside Bright House on Abingdon Street, Blackpool).
Book your tickets at www.valloween.eventbrite.co.uk

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!

Pop-up Picturehouse: Christmas Film Screening

Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 21st December for our Christmas film screening at Blackpool Central Library.

There will be refreshments and a few cheeky-sneaky Christmas craft activities.  For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission and British Council.

BC logo eu logo YIA logo


#craftcore: Look at our big shiny baubles!

Some baubles from this week’s craft session…

#Craftcore: A load of old baubles (Christmas decoration workshop)

20111212-191334.jpgFree craft workshop!

Make your own baubles: Create stylish and unique decorations for your Christmas tree, accompanied by mince pies and good conversation.
6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 13th December 2011 at Blackpool Central Library.

Sign up on Eventbrite.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission and British Council.

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…