Creative Connections: Prayer Flags

Tue 23 Apr – 4 Jun (except 21 May)

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Creative Connections is a series of free creative workshops for adults over the age of 60 in the Western Isles who feel isolated as a result of their circumstances – be it geographical remoteness, disability or any other disadvantage. If this applies to you, you can book any of our Creative Connections workshops.  You can make a booking for a friend or family member if they would like to take part.

Prayer Flags with Annabel Pattulo
In this workshop series, you will learn how to design and sew a textile prayer flag or set of flags.  You will discover how to source inspiration from nature and infuse your designs with personal meaning.  This is an opportunity to explore the five elements and their connection to your inner self with journaling prompts. Discover how wind, fire, water, earth, and space/ether influence our lives and find balance within. Infuse your textile piece with meaning using your journal writings, poems, words, or decorative symbolism. Let your flag become a canvas for hopes and dreams. You’ll experiment with different fabrics, stitches, and decorative techniques to bring your prayer flag to life. Learn the art of mindful stitching, stencilling, appliqué & collage, and layering fabrics, adding depth and texture to your creations.

The sessions will be delivered via Zoom and a link will be emailed to you.  Please ensure that your address is correct on your An Lanntair account when booking. All you need is a device with an internet connection and a quiet space.  You will receive a pack of all the art materials you need (if you already have materials from previous courses, please let us know which items you have plenty of).   If you don’t have a device you can borrow one from An Lanntair for the duration of the course – email moira@anlanntair.com.

Book by Wed 17th April to receive materials in time for the first session.

Annabel Pattulo is a Scottish artist living in Freiburg, Germany. She creates textile objects, wall hangings and art cards in her studio:  www.annabelskunstatelier.com. Annabel has a degree in Art & Design, specialising in Textiles & Surface Decoration from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. She worked as an art tutor with the Arts Development Team at Aberdeen City Council and has led many community textile projects with groups.

Creative Connections is funded by the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults delivered by the Third Sector Interface Western Isles.  It aims to: Reduce loneliness in social isolated older adults in the Western Isles through regular creative and social online arts opportunities; Improve mental health and wellbeing for isolated older adults through positive creative experiences and conversation; Increase the number of opportunities for people to be creative and to develop visual arts skills.