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Make:Shift:Do at electrobloom

Love recycling. Make classic 8bit computer games heart icon Xmas decorations.

Making has long been associated with well-being and there's never been a better time to power up and show your love in preparation for the festive season. Join craftsman Mark Bloomfield and learn to make an alternative to a traditional Danish woven heart Xmas decoration, updated for the internet gaming generation.

Bring your plastic milk bottle and we'll transform it into a classic pixel inspired heart used to indicate your characters health status in all the classic computer games. You'll also feel the benefit of this activity in the real world as you learn to craft and share the love.

Mark will also be talking about his latest experiments with recycling plastic and how he's combining this with 3D printing. Mark creates jewellery and objects that are playful, and is always encouraging everyone to think more about their relationship with objects, materials and the practice of making.

Plus you get to take your finished heart(s) away and more importantly the skills to make more

Make:Shift:Do is a nationwide programme of craft and innovation workshops taking place on 27 and 28 October 2017