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Online Crafts Club: Make a Sock Animal 31 Jan 2021

Do you have a pair of socks that want to roar or a single sock which wants to swim? Transform old scrap material, bits of wool, worn old t-shirts and of course some socks, into a creature of your own.

In this online craft workshop presented in partnership with Design & Crafts Council Ireland, textile artist Niki Collier will show you how you can make material come to life with the help of some simple household items, a little effort and lots of imagination.

All you'll need is:

  • Old socks
  • Elastic bands/ hair bobbins,
  • An old T-shirt or other scrap material
  • Paper/card
  • Glue
  • Markers

Requirements for Participation

For safety reasons, a parent or grown-up should be present in the room throughout the session, and if necessary be available to assist their child, so you're very welcome to take part in the workshop alongside your child.

  • Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table at children’s eye level
  • A table to sit at
  • Basic materials as suggested above

Online platform: The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software.This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked into the workshop, the artist and The Ark's staff. The session will be recorded for the safety and security of all participants, however this recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.

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About Niki Collier

Niki is a textile woman from Dublin 8 who has a textile wonder nook in Marlay Park. She loves making and sharing ideas and giggles with artists of all ages.