Visit Bureau Centre for the Arts and try your hand at needlecraft and printmaking from 10-4pm on Saturday 30 October.
An inclusive event taking place during the British Textile Biennial that welcomes people of all ages and abilities to come together and create a sculptural installation made from recycled textiles. Throughout the day participants are invited to drop in and bring with them discarded textiles from home for re-purposing to create textile pieces that express their identity, culture or beliefs. During the workshops, attendees are welcome to share their existing traditional sewing and textile craft skills or learn from our artists who will be teaching skills in embroidery, needlework and printmaking to help create a collaborative sculpture.
Participants will contribute personal textiles that express their identity, culture or beliefs, as well as being invited to bring discarded textiles from home for recycling.
The workshops encourage both the sharing of traditional sewing and textile craft skills that participants may already have, as well as our artists teaching skills in embroidery, needlework and printmaking.
As well as drop in activity from 10-4pm there are two workshops taking place on the day:
- Needlecraft, slots available from 10-1pm
- Printmaking, 1-4pm
About The Bureau
The Bureau is an artist-led arts and community centre in the heart of Blackburn, providing versatile space for arts activities, theatre, music, cultural events and community participation. In addition to our own programme of work, we host regular arts, health, learning and social activities. which have included Dance for Parkinson’s, Repair Café, community learning sessions, Blackburn Folk Group, Obscura Darkroom, Blackburn Festival of Light and Place of Welcome.