I spent an interesting evening at a gallery creating crochet objects. The idea was that we drew inspiration from their current installation and then have some creative play. There were 20 of us – knitters and crocheteers – although about half the women there primarily create with other medium such as jewellery or plastics or sculpture.
after 2 hours of concentrated play we displayed all our pieces
the original idea was to create several combined pieces but we ran out of time for that – I think if the same group were to meet regularly it would happen.
Mine is the cluster in the middle with the 3 small balls inside a frilled thing (its creative play, not identifiable or useful objects!).
I really enjoyed the collective playing and creating things from yarn just for fun and the chat with creative women. I often see notices about creative events in galleries and then realise it is for kids so was very pleased to have one for adults.
I wasn’t taken with the installation and I don’t think many people really used it as inspiration. The gallery was pleased with the enthusiasm from us so will probably do it again, hopefully with a more inspiring exhibition as the starting point.
Do any of you have local galleries that host creative events for adults?