Yarn Sticks: Sustainable, Conscious Art

Clarrissa from Harry’s Clarry with one of her yarn sticks

Yarn Sticks: Sustainable, Conscious Art

With Harry’s Clarry

A FREE Infuse Workshop

Supported by our Infuse donors

Gungahlin Arts

Saturday 2 March, 1-4pm, Gunners Place

Belco Arts

Saturday 9 March, 12:30-3:30pm, Generator Gallery

*Participation in these workshops is free for all, but places are strictly limited. We appreciate your support by not booking a place unless you are sure that you will attend

Yarn sticks are a sustainable craft, reusing fibres and what nature gifts us. Clarrissa from Harry’s Clarry will take you through this mindful process and offer you the opportunity to step outside your regular responsibilities with this gentle artform.

By wrapping sticks or branches with yarn, you personalise it to tell your story using colour and weaving objects onto them. As you begin wrapping, you begin to feel in the present and the world slowly disappears for a while.

A huge range of yarn, fabrics and emu feathers will be provided for the workshop. You are also welcome to bring any of your own sticks, yarns or objects that you would like to incorporate into your work.

About Harry’s Clarry

Sustainability is important to Clarrissa and most of her art & creativity revolve around reusing & repurposing. Clarrissa has held drop-in style yarn stick workshops for Woden Community Services and Jada Building Projects Display Home openings. She loves sharing creative space with others and finds art & creativity healing.

As a big believer in being as sustainable as possible, Clarrissa source sticks from nature, and yarn/fibers from op shops or half used and no longer needed or wanted items from others.

Instagram: @harrysclarry

Facebook: @HarrysClarry

More about our 2024 Infuse workshops

We are all connected to the natural world around us in many ways, and this year, our free infuse workshops focus in on these connections.  

From inspiring awe and wonder for nature through stitching, drawing and watercolours, to exploring creative techniques that have a reduced environmental impact by using recycled materials, Infuse will give you a taste of some of the many ways to bring in a little more connection to nature in your creativity.

Each workshop is led by professional artists who will take to through structured activities that draw from their own creative practices.  Workshops are suitable for people of all levels of creative experience and no prior knowledge is required. 

Workshops are designed with adults in mind, however enthusiastic children and young people are also welcome.  Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Infuse is supported by our generous donors, Belco Arts works with artists every day to realise their ambitions and connect them with the community. Through Infuse, you can donate directly to Belco Arts and boost our whole program. This is the perfect way to support Belco Arts as an ambitious, sustainable, welcoming and inclusive arts organisation for years to come. for more information or to contribute, click here