Folk Tails – The MAKE Textiles challenge
The MAKE students would like to introduce you their newly created brand Folk Tails….
“Join us at the Frome Independent Christmas Market on Sunday 4 December, outside SHARE.
We will will be bringing you a range of handmade dress-up and play accessories to tickle the imagination! Each piece is unique and has been lovingly handmade using locally sourced materials
Folk Tails has been born from MAKE, a short course with Edventure Frome which focusses around learning to design, make and sell ethical products, with a three week challenge to design and make a range of products. This time the focus has been textiles, with local maker Debbie Powell. We have been make make making in our studio at the Welsh Mill hub and can’t wait to show you our creations!”
The student team includes a future archaeologist, two felt/fabric artists (both mothers of 3), two graphic designers who want to start using their hands and a woman from Brazil who is enjoying doing something completely new.”
Debbie Powell, a local craft teacher turned the Cave at the Welsh Mill Hub into a cosy, colourful workshop.
Debbie told stories from around the world to inspire the students and has taught them how to wet felt, needle felt and make Dorset buttons.
We would like to thank the other people from Frome who have volunteered time supporting the MAKE team. Like us at Edventure, these people understand that by supporting young adults to develop skills, confidence and their career, they are investing into the future of Frome’s community and Economy.
Here is an update from Tessa, one of the students:
“We’re half way through our final week of making. We have a lot of felt made and are ready to turn it into products. Our marketing and business skills are coming along nicely. I saw our new flyers today, made by another student, which was really exciting.
Earlier this week we launched our Facebook event and Instagram pages (Please have a look). We also had a great session with Neil about qualities that can be both good and bad. This was interesting and got us all thinking.”
The team were very impressed and would like to add a “final tip of the hat” to Kay and Andy from our partner organisation Somerset Skills Somerset Skills and Learning . SSLC are supporting Edventure to put on these free MAKE courses for 18 -35 year olds. Andy and Kay jumped in and got soapy helping with some felt making.