Welcome to our first quarterly Knot Works update!
In our quarterly updates we’ll be letting you know all the news from the Knot Works team as well as what to look forward to in the next few months ahead.
In October, we hosted our first series of workshops. It was great to welcome people to the studio where they learnt how to make waistcoats, pottery, printmaking and drawing. We also staged our first exhibition Knot Works: Presents which featured a range of works from artists, makers and designers. For those who attended and for those who didn’t, views of the exhibition can be seen here and photos and videos of the workshops can be enjoyed here. They document the wonderful time spent together learning new skills and meeting new friends.
In November, the KW team took on an allotment. A short walk from the studio, it is in great need of some tender loving care. And, so begins the slow process of digging, clearing and preparing. We are very much learning as we go but already our weeding and digging has emphasised to us once again the importance of learning through doing, of watching, reflecting and of trying to sensitively respond to what is around us. All principles that led us to creating Knot Works.
Plans for 2022
And so, to the future, as soil is prepared to receive the seeds next year, so too are our preparations underway for an exciting set of events in 2022 at Knot Works.
Our next series of workshops are now live and available to book. The workshops which will take place between March and May, can be found here and booked via our website. A workshop makes a great personal gift, so why not treat yourself too and join the person that you are gifting the workshop to!
Knot Works: Work in Progress
The first of our ‘Work in Progress’ evenings will take place on Wednesday 19th January. Bring along a work in progress to our informal and friendly group crit evening, a work which may benefit from a supportive word, or which may be in need of helpful comment or suggestion in order to get you past that creative block. We are encouraging all disciplines and types of work and the event is free, just sign up here if you’d like to come along.
Knot Works: Presents II
Our next exhibition Knot Works: Presents II will take place from March until May and will feature the drawings of over twenty artists. Save the date, as we will be hosting the exhibition opening event on Saturday 19th March; all welcome to join for the celebrations. Full details here.
Finally, we would like to thank you. Thank you for signing up to our newsletter, for following our posts and liking our stories. Thank you for booking workshops and for attending our events. Thank you for supporting us in our first months and for being part of our growing community. Growing a community is part of why we created Knot Works, so please continue to share the workshops, exhibition and upcoming group crit event with friends and families.
We can’t wait to see you all next year at one of our events or workshops.
Wishing you a restful, fun and creative Christmas and New Year,
Holly, Ed and Sam
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