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Islands with views

We will be hosting a series of workshops during April at The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, Birkirkara. During the workshop participants (ages 6 years and over) will learn stick weaving and will be making custom postcards. This is part of a project ‘Islands with views’ by Mary Carol Souness.

Booking is essential since spaces are limited for each session. Kindly fill in the details on this form

A nominal 5 Euro per booking fee will cover material costs and be donated to the Gabriel Caruana Foundation (VO1236) in support of its artistic programme. Booking will only be confirmed once the fee is carried out prior to the workshops. Payment details will be sent by email.

Please note that the Sunday session (28th April) will be held depending on demand. Should you wish to participate on Sunday 28th April kindly send us a request to

Project details:

What do the islands South Uist, Scotland and Malta have got to do with each other? The former is a rural island part of the Outer Hebrides facing the mighty Atlantic ocean and the latter is the main island of the Maltese archipelago, bang in the middle of the warm Mediterranean sea.

Starting as a conversation, Mary Carol Souness embarked on a project ‘Islands with views’ as part of her MA in Art and Social Practice. The project wants to start a conversation between the islands through stick weaving and postcard making. An installation of the weaving and postcards developed in South Uist will be at The Mill during the workshops. The weaves and postcards created during the Malta workshops will then be included in the installation and left for viewing until the 4th of May.

What is stick weaving? It’s an ancient yet simple weaving technique, that is easy and quick to learn. All you need is two sticks, some yarn and an hour to spare.

Venue: The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, Birkirkara

Dates:  Thursday 25th April to Sunday 28th April 2019 (different sessions, please check registration form)

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Photo by Mary Carol Souness