Blooming Youth Workshops: Crochet and Clothes Swap

Its time for your fortnightly Blooming Youth roundup and lately we’ve been crocheting and clothes swapping! Both workshops that we have run before in the past and they’re always loads of fun, this time was no different!

The crochet workshop took place on 21st February. If you’re a regular attendee of Blooming Youth workshops then you’ll probably know a lot of us can crochet already, so we partnered up with the newbies and got to work. With Spring on the way (manifesting it) we decided to try and make some cute amigurumi sheep, bunnies, chickens, and flowers!

Amigurumi is a form of crochet and knitting. It is the Japanese art of making small, stuffed yarn animals. They are so cute and surprisingly easy to make once you’ve mastered the basics of crocheting.

Next up on the 28th Feb was the clothes swap. We brought in clothes we no longer wear, set them all out on hangers and got browsing through our very own little clothes shop! According to Clothes Aid, 350,000 tonnes of clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year, which is around 30% of our unwanted clothing.

We do our best to be as sustainable as we can, and clothes swapping happens to be super fun as well as better for the environment!

As we begin a new month we have plenty more workshops to look forward to, including a Saturday fieldtrip to Hartlepool Art Gallery! You can sign up for the trip, as well as more upcoming Blooming Youth workshops, by visiting our Linktree. Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up to secure your spot!

In the meantime, make sure you’re following us on Instagram for all the latest news and updates, find us @bloomingyouthcollective. Also, be sure to read more of these Blooming Youth updates on the Redcar Palace blog.

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