HANDS-ON HOUSTON: ROPE MAKING

Time
Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

Join HCCC and current resident artist Tim Gonchoroff to explore the art of making rope and basic knots.

Learn how to make twist rope with a hand-operated machine, similar to a technique that was used two hundred years ago. Using a variety of recycled materials, such as used fabric scraps, plastic bags, and colored yarn, create your own pattern and texture for your unique rope.  Practice a few simple knots, and explore other types of ropes and their uses in everyday life.

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20-minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.