Come to the Make Space and learn a new skill or craft. All the events are free to attend (normal entry fee applies).


Location

Location

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery


There is lots going on in the Make Space in the run-up to Christmas! All the events below are drop in only - no need to book a space. If you have any queries, please email handmade@jerseyheritage.org

 

Embroidery

23 November - 10am to 4pm

Members of the Jersey Embroidery Guild will be working on their latest creations. Watch them at work and ask any questions you might have, or bring your own creation along to work on.

 

BAGGYWRINKLES AND FANCY WORK

30 November - 10.30am to 3pm

Come and make a baggywrinkle with Glen and Peter Bisson. A baggywrinkle is traditionally a protective layer on a ship's rigging, but theirs are baggywrinkles with a twist! The pair collect washed up rope from the seashore to make fun sculptural works that are inspired by the Island's maritime heritage.

You'll see an example of their colourful baggywrinkles on display as you walk through the Handmade Jersey exhibition en route to the Make Space. Peter will also be demonstrating 'fancy work', a craft popular with sailors that uses knots to create decorative works.

CREATIVE KITCHEN AND POTATO PRINTING

1 to 14 December - 11am to 3pm

Join artists from the Fairland Collective to explore the craft of cooking and creativity in the domestic space. Share your memories and knowledge of the Island's best-known crop, the Jersey Royal, and explore its potential to invent new handmade Jersey Royal products. Collaborate with the artists to translate research and ideas into a document, using potato prints as a medium of expression.

The Fairland Collective is an international group of cooks, artists, photographers, architects, anthropologists and cheese-mongers. With a wide range of skills to draw upon, they produce projects that recognise and prompt creativity in daily life. These projects often use cooking and meals to engage networks of people, drawing on domestic skills and food processes from previous and ongoing projects.

Christmas decorations and cards

15 December - 11am to 3pm

Come and join us in the Make Space and get ready for the festive season! Make your own Christmas decorations and cards. The Luddite Press will be on hand to help you create some beautiful prints.

 

MênagiéthE- Making (wreaths)

16 to 20 December - 10am to 5pm

Get in the festive mood by making a traditional Jersey Mênagiéthe wreath to hang up for Christmas.

 

Creative darning

21 December - 11am to 4pm

Make do and mend this Christmas with Beverley Speck from the Jersey Embroidery Guild.  Learn how to creatively fix holes and tears in favourite pieces of clothing, as an antidote to the consumerism of Christmas. Or bring something along to repurpose and give it a new lease of life - the perfect sustainable gift!

 

Wrapping paper prints

22 December  - 11am to 4pm

It’s a wrap! Come and make unique prints out of wrapping paper as we wish you all a wonderful Christmas! In conjunction with the Luddite Press.