Pop goes the Workshop!

FREE Seaside Photo collage workshop.
2:30pm to 4pm, Saturday 20th August,  at the Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.
Suitable for all ages.
See you there!

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!

Knittaz with Attitude: Straight outta Fair Isle…

Last night was the first Knittaz with Attitude (KWA) session at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Rd, Blackpool.  22 knitwits came along to knit one, purl one and maybe drop one!

Our knittaz either brought their own work or joined in with our yarnbombing project…part 1 making snuggly little lamp-post cosies 🙂 with slogans such as:

– I love lamp (post)
– Keep Blackpool Toasty
– Big up your knitting needles
– Son of a stitch
– Aunty says “yeah boi!”

It was lovely to meet new people and see new faces, as well as learn new skills from our more experienced members (yes Pat, that’s you!).  We also shared info on where to get the best deals on woolly goodness as well as inspiration for new projects.

All of this was, of course accompanied by the mother of all buffets…good times!

Thanks to all who turned up and to Caz and Mel for the yummy food, you will now be known as Buffet the Banquet Slayers.

 

KWA will continue to meet on the 1st Monday of every month, 6pm to 8:30pm at Claremont Park.  All newcomers welcome.  For more details visit the KWA Facebook page

Thanks for coming to the Stitch Up!

Felt -work Materials

A lovely time was had by all at the Right Royal Stitch up.  We had a great time making felt flowers, jewellery and knitting.  Thanks to Kerry and Craig at Barista for being really welcoming and helpful.

See more photos on Flickr

 

Sarah the Knit-Wit

 

 

 

A right royal stitch-up, 2pm, Friday 29th April 2011

Celebrate the Royal Wedding (or not) with a craft workshop courtesy of Aunty.
Cake, tea, beadcraft, feltwork, bunting, records, chat, biscuits…done.

2pm to 5pm on Friday 29th April 2011 at Barista, 24 Birley Street, Blackpool, FY1 1DU

Cost: Only a measly £1.50 to help us pay for materials x
          Keep everything you make

If you’d like to come along, please let us know in advance (so there’s enough materials and cake), by email [email protected] or on our Facebook Event Page

Yomofo ‘AL FRESCO’ 11th June 2011

Good golly, Miss Molly, word doesn’t half get around quickly!  Aunty Social has had a great response, thank you, thanl you, thank you!  It’s lovely to know that people are interested and want to get involved. 

We will hosting own very own arts and crafts marquee at Yomofo ALFRESCO on Saturday 11th June 2011 !  Laid back beats and safe fun-packed day for all the family.  Including craft and fun for the kids, laser tag, local artists showing what they do, entertainers, live graffiti art, puppets, football coaching, bboy and street dancing lessons! Lots more to be confirmed.

Find out more at www.yomofo-alfresco.co.uk

We’ve decided to offer beadcraft and kite-making, its all included in the general entry price and whatever you make you can take home… WIN!

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!

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