Half-term family activities

Trick or Treat Tote Bags with Ciara Callaghan

Wednesday 28 October 2020


Free, we’ll send you a live Zoom link.

Material pack (required if following at home)

Collection from MKAC
on Saturday 24, Monday 26 or Tuesday 27 October, 10am–4pm

What will be covered in the workshop?
Join textile and fibre artist Ciara Callaghan in a trick or treat tote bag stencilling workshop using spooky stencils. During the demonstration, participants will learn how to achieve different colours from just one natural ink using different household modifiers.

Families of all ages are welcome to watch the demonstration for free as we live stream on Zoom. For those wanting to give it a go alongside Ciara, materials can be purchased at the time of booking with collection from Milton Keynes Arts Centre on the dates listed below.

If you would like to have a go at dyeing your tote bag with natural dyes beforehand, watch Ciara’s recent online creative learning video on Making Natural Dyeshere.

You will need
Our material pack (See below)
One large jar for collecting your dye  (100ml approx)
Three small pots or jars to split your dye into three 
Bicarbonate Soda
A clear work surface

Material packs include (recommended one per person)
  • Cotton tote bag
  • Natural ink
  • Iron modifier 
  • Stencil 

You can find most of the materials you need at home, or you can purchase our pre-made materials packs at the time of booking and collect directly from Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

For every materials pack bought by those who can afford it, we will give away one for free to those who need a little extra support.

If you receive any of the below, please use discount code HAPPYHALLOWEEN in the ‘Order Summary’ in the checkout and provide proof upon collection of your materials.

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

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