Afrocats and WAST Workshops

I am pleased to say that I have been invited back by Afrocats to run workshops with WAST. These workshops will focus on working with 20+ refugee and asylum seeker women aged 18+ to produce an exhibition in Manchester.

WAST is a self help group of women asylum seekers in Manchester campaigning for their right to safety and freedom in the UK. It has over 150 members. The aim of the group is to make a positive difference and improve the very traumatic and difficult lives women and children face in the asylum system, by supporting and empowering one another. WAST come together in a safe, women only environment in which the members trust and understand each other and can relax without the worry of having to explain or justify themselves.

For more information on these groups please see:

www.mcrblogs.co.uk/afrocats

www.wast.org.uk

 

After 8 weeks of hard work we have made Jewelry, Embroidery, Felt ornaments and cushions. I am so pleased with what was made.

Earrings

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Workshop heartsleaf    gingerbreadmen

bird1   bird3   bird2  

Some cushions in the making…

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Ornaments….

creature      

dolphin

blue bottons

 

All Workshop so far