Join artist Alisa McRonald for this fun, casual program on zoom. Together we will make braided no-sew coasters out of repurposed t-shirts. Learn how to make your own t-shirt yarn and then start braiding! We will talk about colour and efficient joining techniques.
A free supply kit is included with program registration and will be ready for pick-up at Idea Exchange, Queens Square (1 North Square, Cambridge) from June 22-28. The only items you will need from home are a pair of sharp scissors and some tape.
Registration is limited to 2SLGBTQ+ -identified people in Waterloo Region.
This program is offered in partnership with Spectrum, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space as part of our PRIDE celebration. You can learn more about Spectrum and other community PRIDE events at ourspectrum.com
About The Artist:
Alisa McRonald’s woven weirdos live in the ironic pop-culture paradise of a Queer GenX Feminist. Her work is a tactile fruit salad with a soupçon of the esoteric. She has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally and her work has been featured in publications such as: The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Nylon Magazine and Giant Robot Magazine. She was awarded the 2020 Best of Craft and Design Award from the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.
In addition to maintaining her art practice in Guelph, Alisa also acts as a creative mentor and teacher/facilitator via various organizations including Art Not Shame. She unites her entrenchment in pop culture with her unparalleled sewing/sculpture/story-telling skills. She is inspired by other handmade items such as quilts and afghans for her, these items have a feeling of nostalgia and comfort to them. In addition, Alisa often uses recycled materials to lend to the nostalgic feel as well as fit with her philosophy of re-using what she has. https://www.alisamcronald.com/
Image courtesy of Alisa McRonald.
This program is delivered through Zoom.