The Forge workshop news

Written by Kirke Raava

On July 8, 2018

The Forge fellow Kirke Raava is starting brand new workshops in the Forge at Digswell.

Kirke is offering evening workshops with her “I Made This!” series. She believes that being creative means to create art that represents you and your journey, and of course have fun. The workshop is for a small group of people, coming together on a Saturday evening to relax and socialise with like-minded people.

I Made this! Evening textile workshop

Saturday 14th of July, 6-8.30pm

Saturday 21st of July, 6-8.30pm

Saturday 8th of September 6-8.30pm

Saturday 22nd of September 6-8.30pm

Space is limited, so please book early, by emailing or calling on 07824387067

Come and enjoy a relaxing evening socialising while being creative and learning something new. This evening workshop is teaching you different textile techniques like needle felting, embroidery and embellishing. You have an opportunity to create a piece of art that you can take home, which you can proudly declare “I Made This!”

Kirke will get you settled and then will run through with you all the samples and the different techniques; explaining you step by step the varied methods. You will also receive your personalised bag with a doodling pad and instruction manual for the different stitches. Making sure that when you go home and go look back at your notes to work independently.

* No previous experience necessary.

* We provide all the machines and materials.

* You’ll have a chance to make a finished wall hanging, framed artwork. Alternatively, you can use this workshop to make lots of experiments and samples for your project to come.

* We provide the refreshments, and you are welcome to bring a bottle if you fancy.

* We will have little felting kits available for you to purchase.

* The price for this workshop is £30 (card payments accepted).

If you have any questions, please email or call on 07824387067

When Kirke isn’t working in her studio at the Forge, she works at the University of Hertfordshire where she helps BA Fashion students realise their creative collections. Her long career working in the fashion industry, and her degree from Middlesex University in Jewellery & Accessories gives her a unique perspective that is very apparent in her work that is strongly influenced by textile design, and love for embroidery, knitting and beautiful crochet lace.

Different working samples by Kirke Raava


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