A Crafty Afternoon

 

Herb bottle 1

I work a few hours a week for a charity that supports homeless people, teaching crafts and fine art. Today I had a crafty afternoon. I try to make the craft sessions relevant to people, making practical things that they can use in their new home when they get housed. We recycled plastic drinks bottles – around 1.5 litre capacity and, with gardener’s jute twine, we made macramé herb bottles that people can hang up in their kitchens. I bought a selection of supermarket living herbs – coriander, parsley and basil. Here’s one I did as a demonstration and here it is below as a snake-like work in progress.

macrame 1

Published by Rosie Scribblah

I'm an artist / printmaker / scribbler. I love drawing and all the geeky stuff associated with printmaking, working in a figurative style. I live in Wales with husband and demented cats. And my real name is Rose Davies :D

6 thoughts on “A Crafty Afternoon

  1. What a great charity, and what great ideas… I wonder if there’s a similar charity for writing and telling stories with homeless people?

    1. It’s Crisis, the national charity. There might be a branch in your area. They generally provide a wide range of arts activities including creative writing. They pay a good rate and it’s very rewarding work. I sent my CV to my local office FAO their arts coordinator and she picked up on it.

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