Craft Nights At The Black Cultural Archives: Make-Orations
Start the festive countdown with AfroRetro and The Black Cultural Archives at Mak-Orations!
In these fun drop-in workshops we combine your creativity with a little seasonal sparkle to guide you through UpCycling beautiful festive decorations out of the old and unloved.Throughout the evening we will work together to create larger than life decorations to fill the halls of Black Cultural Archives and once your technique is down, you can create smaller versions to take home and bring Afro-Flavoured cheer to your home.
Fabrics, materials and tuition are included in the fee, however in the spirit of UpCycling please free to bring along an old clean pair of denim jeans or shirt to create your own personalised unique decorations!
Thursdays 26th November, December 3rd, 10th & 17th 6pm - 8pm £10
Black Cultural Archives, London. Nearest station Brixton
Mono Print Your Life: Print a Tee
Join the AfroRetro sisters for an evening of UpCycling and old skool printing.
We will look at the symbolism and story telling behind African Fabrics from ancient gods to mobile phones and political statements- they use it all! We’ll lead you through our creative design process to create your very own print inspired by your story and identity. Play with colour, shapes and mark-making techniques to produce a paper print. We’ll then move onto fabric as you expand your design and finally transfer your final design onto an unloved tee. In the spirit of UpCycling please bring a tee you would like to vamp up and we will provide everything else you need.
If you don’t have a tee we’ll have a selection of t-shirts available for £3. Please note we will be working with fabric paints, which will not come out of clothes so please dress accordingly- though aprons will be provided.
Tuesday 5th January 6pm - 7:30pm & 8pm - 9:30pm
Drink, Shop & Do, London. Nearest Station Kings Cross
£20 + £3 for a Tee to Upcycle if needed.
UpCycle Your Life: Make A Circular Scarf
Join the AfroRetro sisters for an evening of UpCycling. Turn an old unloved tee into a one of a kind fringed circular scarf.
We’ll equip you with some renegade sewing skills to customise your scarf. You will learn some decorative stitches such as the blanket stitch, the appliqué stitch and how to attach sequins and beads. Using your new skills you will bring your scarf to life with swatches of African Fabrics, sequins, beads and macramé knotting. Not to worry if you are not a keen sewer we will teach you everything you need know and there’s always the glue gun to lend a helping hand! Leave with a one of a kind circular scarf that can also be worn as a statement neck-piece.
In the spirit of UpCycling please bring a tee you would like to vamp up, the larger the better, and we will provide everything else you need. If you don’t have a tee we’ll have a selection of t-shirts available for £3.