23 Sept 2023
Craft, Fashion & Textiles
Join us for a fun & creative raffia embroidery hoop art workshop, perfect for beginners. Learn a new craft & celebrate Caribbean culture!
Learn how to embroider with raffia and create your own tropical wall art 🌺 Join us for an exciting workshop where you will learn the basics of raffia embroidery and create a piece of raffia embroidery wall art. You have the option to choose between a floral hibiscus flower or a tropical monstera leaf design. Don’t worry about bringing anything with you - all the materials and equipment will be provided. This workshop also celebrates the 75th anniversary of Windrush, a pivotal moment in British history when thousands of people from the Caribbean arrived in the UK to start a new life. Attendees will get the chance to learn a little bit more about the Windrush Generation, Caribbean culture and crafts. Beginner? This workshop is completely beginner-friendly, all you need is the enthusiasm to try something new! You'll leave the workshop with a beautiful piece of raffia embroidery that you can hang up at home and some newfound embroidery skills. If you don't finish on time, you'll have everything you need to finish at home. It's a relaxing and mindful way to spend an afternoon, and you'll also learn something new about the Caribbean 🌴 Workshop Details: Date: Saturday 23rd September Time: 1pm - 3pm Location: The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL This workshop has been developed by Tihara Smith with the support of Better Bankside for the London Design Festival. About your teacher: Tihara Smith is a fashion designer and textile artist who specialises in raffia embroidery. Tihara developed her raffia embroidery technique when creating her Windrush-inspired graduate collection in 2018. An outfit from this collection was acquired by the Museum of London in 2021 to help preserve and tell the Windrush story to present and future visitors. Tihara is passionate about sharing her love of Caribbean culture through her work. In this workshop, she will teach you the basics of raffia embroidery and help you create your own beautiful piece of art. Why you should attend: - Learn a new skill - Create a beautiful piece of art - Celebrate the Windrush Generation - Learn about Caribbean crafts - Relax and unwind whilst being creative Book your place now!