Category Archives: Charnwood Arts

Charnwood Arts – ‘Our Knitted Story’

Charnwood Arts’ “Big Knitting Group” is currently presenting ‘Our Knitted Story’,  an exciting new exhibition at Loughborough’s Charnwood Museum Gallery. The exhibition encompasses everything from knitting to embroidery to soft sculpture, focusing on the connections, bonds, memories and stories it creates through generations and across cultures. The use of the word Knitted in the title of the project is deliberate, referring to its other meaning as a term to describe unity, coming together, becoming closer and bonding. The focus of the project is on personal histories of hand-crafting and brings together stories and memories Read More +

Little Bird SOS – #wellMAKING in Leicestershire

Community artist, Jemma Bagley from Charnwood Arts and craft activist, Sarah Green (aka Super Crochet Girl) collaborated with Little Bird SOS to host two Craftivist Garden stitch-in events on 5th and 6th November. Held at  Cross Corners Community Arts Centre in Leicester, participants met to make flowers and reflect on the importance of wellbeing.  Little Bird SOS is an organisation which positively engages with people to provide life enrichment, education, socialisation, creative distraction and personal growth. Their activities, which include ‘Crafting for Health and Wellbeing’ Read More +

Charnwood Arts – Big Knitting in the Midlands!

Charnwood Arts, an independent community arts and media organisation based in Loughborough, East Midlands, have joined in enthusiastically and are hosting a number of events for the Craftivist Garden #wellMAKING project over the coming weeks in conjunction with interested groups in their community.  Jemma Bagley, Community Arts and Development Co-ordinator for Charnwood Arts, kicked off a series of interactive Craftivist Garden events on 6th October at Loughborough Library to mark World Mental Health Day.  She gave away flower-making kits and chatted to Library visitors about Read More +