The wonderful and very generous Emma Grace has been opening up her studio to would-be jewellers to bring along their broken or un-loved jewellery and found objects, to fix or re-create into something new and unique. And now it's being incorporated into the Craft Cubed festival! Craft Cubed is the thing I most regret that I'm missing out on.
It is an opportunity to re-connect with the idea of community; to exchange skills, materials, thoughts and inspiration. Participants will sit around the table with plates of food and tattered jewellery piled high and leave at the end of the day with a bundle of ‘new’ jewellery and a bunch of new friends.
The Treasury is about sustainable fashion – guiding people away from ‘throw-away culture’ and leading them back towards the way we used to live; where if something broke, you fixed it, and if you got bored of it, you made it into something new.
Emma Grace’s playtime as a child was built around creativity and resourcefulness. Clothes and accessories were fixed and made out of anything and everything. There were no limits to the things that would be sewn, strung, taped, glued and bound together.
Workshop Dates: 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 2010 (Sundays in August)