Artists, Writers, Artisans and Crafters alike – we need you!
Please help us to make the most awesome collaborative DIY Handbook of arts, crafts and any other unsolicited activities, for the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh.
We are looking for any submissions of ‘how to’ guides and example sheets for whatever art, craft, game, activity or technique you spend your time doing, or know a bit about, and would like to share with others.
All we are asking for is a one sided A4 sheet which describes the method, materials and processes involved in that activity, art or craft – in whatever form you would like. You know, a kind of ‘how to’ or step-by-step guide but with writing, images, cut-outs, games, scratch ‘n’ sniff…whatever is necessary and you can add. On the other side of this sheet will be a basic profile about the chosen activity and a little bit about yourself. This should help to tell people a bit more about it and where to find out more and about yourself.
From all these entries we will be creating an online, downloadable book for people to buy containing all these different activities as a Forest DIY Artisan’s Handbook. Everyone involved will be credited directly through their own profile, and the project will run totally non-for-profit to help with fundraising for The Forest.
Please do help with this; It is something that can last for a long long time – and if successful will not only help support the Forest fundraising but will become an artisan’s craft menu at the Forest Cafe alongside the food menu. Any input is more than welcome – anything from Bookmaking to clay modelling, creative writing techniques, making a woodburner, crochet patterns, kinetic sculpture, hatmaking, homemade instruments, basic illustration, songwriting, origami animals, knot tieing, Lino cutting, drying herbs, fingerknitting, forraging, storytelling games, Qi Gong steps, shadow puppetry, frame-making, eyebrow trickery…etc…you get the idea. It’s as open as you can make it.
Choose your art, craft, activity – start making your sheet and hand it in here or send it in to the Forest (3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY) or to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forest Is what you Make it.