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The Feminist Maker Space is committed to creating an inclusive creative space in which maker culture is situated in relation to a long and diverse history of craft and communal work. We are additionally committed to learning from the past and from one another. Our theme for Spring 2023 is "technologies of care and repair." Whether it is care for our selves, our planet, or one another, we’ll spend time in community this semester thinking through and applying how our maker practices intersect with practices of care and how we can repair what has already been depleted, damaged, or defaced.
Our first workshop this semester is on Friday, February 3, 12p.m. - 1p.m. in ATC 1.801b - Plastic Projects: Yarn Not Gonna Believe It, led by ATEC undergraduate Yvonne Yu. In keeping with the Feminist Maker Space emphasis on community and care, face masks are encouraged and appreciated.
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From shampoo bottles to food wrappers, plastic products are prevalent throughout our daily lives and the frequency of these single-use plastics continues to increase at alarming rates. While there are alternatives gradually being implemented, the UN reports approximately 400 million tons of plastic waste being produced every year. One of the major contributors to single use plastic waste are polyethylenes. Polyethylenes create many of the world's most common single-use plastic products, one being plastic grocery bags. Since plastic does not decompose and takes up to hundreds of years to even break down, the continued use and disposal of these plastics endangers our environment.
In this workshop, we will repurpose single use grocery bags by turning them into usable yarn. After learning how to turn the grocery bags into yarn, we will learn how to crochet a simple coaster. Plastic bags will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own (at least 4 to create a coaster)! We recommend that people bring their own hooks (5.5-6.5mm), but we will have a few hooks available to borrow on a first come first serve basis. From this workshop we hope to teach a new way to repurpose grocery bags and provide an alternative to yarn.

To see the full semester Feminist Maker Space schedule for Spring 2023, visit http://feministmaker.space. Feminist Maker Space events are sponsored by Fashioning Circuits.

Edith O'Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATC), ATC 1.801b
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology


Kim Knight

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed above) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu and the AccessAbility Resource Center at accessability@utdallas.edu.

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