Trashion Artist Series Sponsored by Norby Anderson
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021
6:30PM PT (9:30PM ET)
Artist & Trashion Judge: Marie Kneemeyer
Meet Public Education Manager for Recology Sonoma Marin and Trashion Judge, Marie. Be inspired by her love for zero waste artistry with materials destined for the dump. Session will include an Brief Artist Talk, Q & A, and Demo:
Participants will learn how to weave a basket using plastic bags! Reuse can be a powerful tool when trying to give materials intended for the trash a second life. Plastic bags are tricky to recycle, but in this art project you can learn how to reuse them. Using a simple weaving technique alone, you can create this small gem. The materials and instructions outlined will produce a small basket you can hold in your hand, but you can increase the materials to make the basket as large as you would like. Feel free to adapt the colors of the various bags to fit the color palette of your choosing. In this example I try to go for a high contrast look of white plastic and very dark green plastic so that woven pattern stands out more. Whatever color palette you decide, you will end up with a beautiful woven piece that practices reuse in a stylish way.
This is the first of 3 free Trashion Artist Talks & Demos provided as part of Trashion Week Events, sponsored by Norby Anderson. Attend all 3! Register early – space is limited. And come with all your “trashy”questions.
MATERIALS LIST to make small basket that can fit in one hand:
- 3 plastic bags of similar color and thickness (preferably not the really thin ones or really thick ones). * This will be your rope that you will braid. If it is too thin of plastic it will be too small of a braid. If it is too thick, It will be harder to manipulate. Also, make sure this aren’t too small.
- One thicker colored plastic bag
- One small piece of similarly colored (to your colored plastic bag) twine
- A clipboard
- One Yarn Sewing Needle (or a small crochet hook if can work if you don’t have this.