July 8, 2015

Upcycled Textile Art with Jen Johnson

Stone Painting

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Area – Crafts and Creativity

Bring your own stone or use one of ours to create your own unique smile stone painting designs and positive affirmations on the stones. You can then place the stones around the grounds of the estate for others to find and put a smile on their faces.

Carnival Headdress

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Area – Crafts and Creativity

Create your own unique Tribe Headdress using textiles and pom poms ready to take part in the Tribe of Doris Procession.

Woven Sunflowers

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Area – Crafts and Creativity

Using old textiles and a paper plate to create a vibrant upcycled sunflower that you can then plant in the “Freedom Garden” and take away with you at the end of the event.

Dream Catchers

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Area – Crafts and Creativity

Using natural items to create your own dreamcatchers that will hang in the “Freedom Garden” and can the be taken away at the end of the event.

Upcycled Brooches

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Area – Crafts and Creativity

Make your own colourful brooches using old textiles and buttons to adorn your clothing and get you in the spirit of the tribe!

There will also be ongoing drop-in workshops in the Arts Area including giant HulaHoop weaving and crocheted yarn bombing. Come and chill out in the arts area and help to create a magical garden of colour and creativity.”

About Jen

I am a community artist with a passion for upcycling textiles and reducing the need for textile waste. Over the last 5 years I have been involved with several projects to raise awareness of textile waste and worked closely with local communities to teach new skills in upcycling. I run upcycling workshops from a converted vintage library bus which allows me to reach isolated communities. I love teaching people how to take something old and create something new and purposeful. Our environment is suffering due to extreme levels of textile waste and the consequences of “fast fashion”. My workshops help people rethink how they buy, use and dispose of textiles.

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