Creative Reuse: Learn to Crochet with Plastic Bags

Come to the Mitchell Library for a hands-on workshop on Monday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.

Join artist Marsha Borden and learn how to transform ordinary plastic shopping bags into mini-works of art.  Through a process of creating yarn from plastic, participants will craft simple objects using chain stitch. Participants are encouraged to gather and bring their own plastic bags to the workshop, as well as a size N crochet hook if they have one. Beginning crochet skills are helpful but not necessary.

Marsha Borden is a textile artist who uses plastic bags in her work. Recent projects have included crocheting a coral reef representing marine animals threatened by plastic pollution.  She is currently exploring how manmade and natural materials intersect in a series of new works titled. More about her work is at www.marshaborden.com. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. (203) 946-8117.

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