4th September, 2019

Nina Brabbins graduated from the RSN Degree in 2018 and her Final Major Project was entitled ‘Sea Change – Tropism’ which represented how “the lack of connectivity with the natural world is resulting in the ever growing environmental issue of plastic waste both on the land and in the oceans.”

Nina is now taking her interest in exploring the human effect on the natural world one step further by teaching two workshops in the Bristol area, entitled ‘Coil Basketry with Beach Plastic’.  In the workshop you will learn how to re-use wasted fishing gear and sea plastic to create a new, handmade bowl or place matt.  You will learn the basic process of coil basketry and at least one stitch that can be used in this technique, using natural yarn and plastic ghost nets.

The workshops will take place at the Bristol Textile Quarter on Saturday 28 September and at St Werburghs Community Centre on Saturday 19 October, both workshops run from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

All materials will be provided although you may like to bring your own small and/or large scissors.  If you have any plastic waste that you feel would work in a coiled bowl please bring it along with you and we will discuss how it can be incorporated.

Lunch is not provided so please bring your own and there are also cafés nearby.

Workshop cost: £45