R Space Gallery launches autumn workshop series


WHY not indulge in a little ‘me time’ by booking yourself and a friend into one of the new craft workshops at R-Space at The Linen Rooms, Lisburn, 32 Castle Street, scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 27, and running throughout half term and into November.

There are workshops to suit all abilities. Why not try a weekend ‘Introduction to printmaking’, ‘Hand Embroidery’ with resident artist Michelle Stephens or have fun with international artist Rachel Gomme, at the ‘Collaborative Making’ workshop, making and knitting unusual yarns?

“This, our first series of workshops, are a great opportunity to engage in craft and making with some very talented and inspirational artists,” explained R-Space’s Co Director Anthea McWilliams. “We hope participants will find them fun and funky, freeing up their creativity. So please come along and get involved.”

Novice to experienced knitters can learn to knit a lace metallic scarf and for competent crocheters there’s a Crochet Earmuffs workshop (bring along your own yarn and needles if you have some).

Rachel’s first exhibition at R-Space opens on Saturday, November 10, from 11-4pm where you can drop in to watch her ‘Knitting a Rothko’ (exhibition and workshops supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland).

‘Introduction to printmaking’ with artist Lucy Turner will be held on Saturday, October 27, and Sunday 28 from 10am until 4pm and costs £80.

On Monday, October 29, ‘Peg Loom’ will be held from 10am until 4pm with artist Michelle Stephens. The workshops costs £35, including materials.

Michelle will also hold a ‘Hand Embroidery’ workshop on Tuesday, October 30, from 10am until 4pm. The workshop costs £35, including materials.

The Rachel Gomme Knitting Series will begin with a ‘Collaborative Making’ drop in on Thursday, November 1, from 11am until 4pm. She will also hold a Knitting surgery on Friday, November 2, from 2pm-4pm. A second ‘Collaborative Making’ drop in will be held on Saturday, November 3, from 11am-4pm.

Rachel will also hold a ‘Crochet Earmuffs’ workshop for competent crocheters on Wednesday, November 7, from 2pm-4pm. The workshop costs £8, including materials.

Novice to experienced knitters can also learn how to knit a metallic lace scarf on Thursday, November 8, from 2pm-4pm. The workshop costs £8, including materials.

Numbers are limited in each of the workshops. Contact R-Space at 32 Castle Street for more details about booking (if applicable) and costs by phoning 028 9266 3179.