Welcome note

ArtYarn are really delighted to to be working on a brand new project this summer in Accrington town centre. We don't know Accrington that well so we are really looking forward to discovering new places and spaces, and sharing our crafting skills with the local community to make our new, exciting project.

We will soon be releasing a series of Learn to Crochet workshop dates that will run throughout August and  September, which are completely free to the public. 
The workshops will be run as  'drop in style' sessions, all materials are included and you will be asked to contribute to a community art project at some stage if you wish!

The idea behind the project is to create many crochet pieces that resemble floral structures, by using a very easy technique known as 'free forming'.  It's a very easy technique to master and if you have never crocheted before, it's a great way to learn!!

We will then run a series of workshops that will focus on sewing together all the crocheted pieces to make soft sculptural pieces that will be positioned around the town centre as hangings, garlands and sculptures.
We are particularly keen on creating a larger piece to hang in Accrington Market Hall. At this stage we are really happy for our project brief to evolve and change as the project goes along.

If you would like to know anything more about the project, or have any direct questions for us, you can e-mail Rachael at: info@artyarn.org

We also have a website and a blog and the links to them are on the left hand side of this page.

See you in Accy very soon :o)