This is a workshop with a difference. It has two purposes: firstly, to allow you to learn the craft of crochet (or improve existing skills) and secondly to take part in a creative conversation about how traditional domestic skills relate to women’s place in society.
This will be a relaxed, cosy winter warmer of a day and will feature crochet, talking, tea, firesides and cakes. Artist Jill Skulina will focus on designing and making decorative doilies, those humble but fun objects which enhance any table. Any skill level is welcome. If you have never crocheted before Jill will start you off with an introduction and you’ll be making your own lovely things in no time. The chat will range from reminiscences of family domestic skills, to how soft materials such as wools can be used symbolically to portray emotion.
All tools and wool supplied are supplied and you will have the chance to buy additional materials from a specialist supplier on the day.
Since December 2016 Jill has been supported by Fife Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award and their Development Programme. She creates figurative work using sumptuous, hand dyed soft merino wool to crochet cocooned dolls juxtaposed with cold, hard snowcrete. See examples of her fascinating work at http://jillskulina.wixsite.com/jillskulina
Cost £45, including materials and use of tools