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23 May @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Making Space is a series of workshops that will encourage you to think with your hands, embrace a willingness to play, allow yourself the space to be creative and find connection in the act of making.

Join Alison of ASTRL Fibres and learn how to handcraft a beautiful outdoor plant hanger to take home with you. Over the course of this 2.5hr session, Alison will guide you through 5 optional knotting techniques:

  • Common Whipping Knot
  • Square Knot (net making version)
  • Snake Knot
  • Double Overhand Knot
  • Crown Knot

It is recommended that you bring along a standard size pot (approx 20 – 25cm diameter) to assist in making your plant hanger to size. All other materials will be provided including a stainless steel metal ring and hemp flax rope, both are weather resistant and suitable for outdoor use. If you have a pair of light garden gloves, bring them along as hemp flax is a rough fibre and can be hard on the hands.

Who is this workshop for: This workshop is suitable for those looking to try a new handcraft and no previous experience is required. The session will be seated and standing in a relaxed setting but the knotting technique is repetitive and some physical hand strength is required. You will need to be able to knot for the duration of the session. This session is open to ages 12 + but children must be accompanied by an adult.


ASTRL Fibres Studio
412 Woodstock Road
Belfast, Antrim BT6 9DQ United Kingdom
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