Sew Seymour Sloth for September

Love the sloth? Let’s make one of your very own to cuddle on the sofa during the winter months to come. He is soooo cute!

Spend a relaxing day in our workshop sewing Seymour Sloth for September!

All materials and refreshments provided.

Papercutting Workshop

Papercutting, the art of cutting paper to create amazing designs and effects is an amazing technique. Debbie mastered this art and her skill and patience astound us. Have a go yourself at this effective and striking art at Traenerhus and create your own Papercut to hang on your wall.

All materials and refreshments provided.

Patchwork – English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Fancy having a go at a tradition that dates back to the 1700’s?

English Paper Piecing (EPP) dates back to the early 1700’s in the UK and is a wonderfully economical way to make gloriously colourful and practical items for the home. Quilts , throws, cushions immediately spring to mind but really the only limit is your imagination!

During this workshop, you will learn the necessary skills to make your templates, cover them with fabric and sew them together. There will be lots of project ideas on the day to inspire you as you start your EPP journey.

Coiled Baskets – Workshop

This traditional basket making technique involves wrapping fibres and yarns around a coiled centre. We’ll be using textile yarns around sash cord to make your own beautiful and sturdy textile basket on this relaxed basket making workshop.

We’ll take you through the steps to make your own coiled basket on this full day workshop, keep you refreshed throughout the day and give you a whole hour off for lunch. There are plenty of lovely eateries nearby or feel free to bring a packed lunch.

Learn to Crochet

Learn to crochet from scratch or develop your skills in this 2 hour workshop. You will learn basic or more advanced stitches, and start a basic or more advanced pattern of your own choosing to work on over the coming month.

Yarns, patterns and refreshments provided.

Lino Printing Class

Have a go at making your own lino cut and lino print; or build on previous experience and progress to the next level. All materials and equipment are provided as well inspiration sheets and props. This workshop is perfect for beginners or people returning to lino printing after some years.

Make a card or have some fun making printed cards for any occasion cards or an art print to keep or gift.

‘Squeeged’ Screen Printing T-Shirts and Totes with Alison Slacker

Get inked up and join printmaker Alison Slack on this introductory workshop on how to screen print. You will learn how to make your own stencils and print them onto a t-shirt and tote bag. All materials and equipment are provided.

Screen printing, also known as serigraphy, is a method of creating an image on paper, fabric, or some other object by pressing ink through a screen with areas blocked off by a stencil.

Marbling Silk Scarves Workshop

The European traditional art of marbling is called Ebru. You will practise a few different marbling styles then make a silk scarf with your favourite design.

All materials and refreshments included

Working with Silk Fibres – Traenerhus

Ever wondered what silk fibres are and what you can do with them? Well, now’s your chance! We’ll go through the process step by step of turning silk fibres into fabric and create your own original art pieces to frame or use for other crafts such as card making and patchwork.

All materials and light refreshments provided.

Kneading Dough: Discussing Anxiety

Make your own simple vegan flatbread in the gallery with FoodSketz artists Alison Clare and Cat Smith.

Accessible or Relaxed Event (e.g. suitable for audiences sensitive to loud noises)

Make Your Own Plants

This workshop will introduce the joys of the end of the summer garden as the growing period starts to wind down into the sleepy haze of autumn. Taking advantage of one of the best times of the year for plant propagation.

Join artist and gardener Bella Milroy in exploring different propagation methods such as cuttings and autumnal seed sewing, as well as plant division and seed collection.

It will be a hands-on approach to the wonders of the late summer garden, familiarising you to the sights, scents and propagation potential of the garden at this time of year and making the most of the beauty of this period.

Accessible or Relaxed Event (e.g. suitable for audiences sensitive to loud noises)

Image: Plant workshop in Liverpool run by Bella Milroy. Image by Sean Roy Parker

Permaculture Workshop

Join artist and grower Andrea Ku to learn about permaculture; how crops and wildlife can live in harmony, and growing food crops in suboptimal conditions, such as sandy soil, low light or little space.

Accessible or Relaxed Event (e.g. suitable for audiences sensitive to loud noises)

Image: © Leo-Francis

Glossary Review

Join ROOT-ed zine founders and editors Amber Akaunu and Fauziya Johnson for a workshop on the language we use in art and politics.

Using Jade Montserrat’s glossary of terms in Instituting Care and through open discussion, this session will delve into the meanings of terms such as ‘decolonisation’, ‘othering’, ‘privilege’ and suggest other terms which might be useful when discussing ideas of class, race, gender, disability and care.

This is the second glossary review, the first took place in Liverpool during the first iteration of Instituting Care.

Image: Instituting Care by Jade Montserrat

Yes, Bodies

YES, BODIES is a solo and collective choreography workshop facilitated by GUSH that reconsiders our experiences of touch. Through a mixture of text discussion, movement, recordings and the creation of talking-movement scores this session aims to catalogue moments of ‘EPIC touch’ with bodies and indulge in their absence.

This workshop is open to people who identify as women with any kind of movement experience, YES, BODIES is about how you choose to move and how you feel comfortable.

Please contact getinvolved@absolutelycultured.co.uk with any accessibility requirements and we will support you in any way possible.

Accessible or Relaxed Event (e.g. suitable for audiences sensitive to loud noises)

Image: Created by Amy Lawrence, 2018

Recipe Comic Making

Record your experiments in cookery and art by making your own ‘recipe comic’ in this workshop run by FoodSketz artists Alison Clare and Cat Smith.

Credit image to FoodSketz

Preserving Your Surplus

“The People’s Picklery” is a 1-day only open-access community-run production line, turning found, foraged, surplus and donated produce into batches of healthy pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi and more.

Led by artist and social environmentalist Sean Roy Parker this workshop demonstrates how cheap, easy and nutritious these traditional forms of preservation are whilst empowering you with the knowledge you need to create food at home rather than buying from the supermarket.

12-1pm Quiet Hour & Accessible
1-4pm Open to all

Lactofermenting Workshop at Bloc Projects, Sheffield. Image by James Clarkson