Sunday, 13 October 2013

Art Week Auckland: Textile Zines

Art Week Auckland is upon us and spending the day about K'Road on Saturday it sure was exciting to see the bustling crowds of creative activity (mostly vintage wearing too). From street art walking tours, to victory rolls and red lips in the arcade. Alleluya were cranking out the delish meals, and there was some sewing underground a happenin' too. Thanks to The Bread & Butter Letter for the great workshop space, and thanks K'Road Business Association for having me in to host a textile zine making workshop. Many had no idea what this might entail so thinking of a wee magazine, a zine, handmade by anybody, a story from anyone. Throw in a needle n thread instead of a pen and we were backstitching, blanket stitching & 'couching' up a storm around our grand communal table. Joy. Hello to all the newcomers to our Sew Love community, it was great to meet you all and share the table of fabric scraps around. Thank you to those who donated fabric and bits/bobs too. It was so nice to hear the crafty stories shared.
I was really inspired to see what came out of the two workshops. Such creativity and confidence on the sewing machines too! I'm keen to seek out more creativity where I can this week, thankfully this is just the beginning! There's a whole line up of events and interactive opportunities, head on over to Art Week Auckland to check out. Along K'Road there are some fantastic window installations look out for the LOOK signs. So, here's to our colourful creative city celebrating all things arty! Twas a great privilege to be a part of it all. And if you were one of the gorj crafters who came along to a workshop with me, I'd love to hear your feedback :) x

6 comments:

  1. Sarah, this is fantastic, your workshops look awesome. When you've finished converting Aucklanders into upcyclers you can always come down here and convert us. S:)

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    1. I would so so love to Sally ! I love your area so much xx

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  2. Textile zines...such a cool idea! Wish I could have come along! :)

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    1. Em there will be more, hope to do a fabric christmas card one closer to christmas :)

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  3. Hi Sarah, I had a great time at the workshop on Sat avo and went away fizzing and great plans for finishing my zine or in my case I think it will be quite a large journal type zine in fabric collage and stitching. Thankyou so much and hope to join you again sometime. Blessings, Trills

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    1. Hi Trills, Thanks so much for coming along, great to meet you and thank you so much for your fabric donations xx

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