Hannah Ayre
Participatory artist, educator and producer. Creating everything from small-scale crafts to large-scale outdoor sculpture and events.
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Textiles

 
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Textiles

A series of projects involving textile techniques including batik, felt making. A mix of large scale collaborative projects and individual fabric creations.

 

 
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Coronation Stories, Milan Senior Welfare Group

 

A project with Milan Senior Welfare Group. A group for senior members of Edinburgh's Pakistani, Bangladeshi & Mauritian communities. The project commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland saw the group visit Edinburgh Castle to take inspiration for a batik banner for their community centre.


 
 
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Fabric Figures

 

I have delivered fabric figures workshops for numerous events. At historical sites visitors are encouraged to create characters inspired by the site and its previous inhabitants. At Kew Gardens easter festival visitors made Maya inspired worry dolls. During schools workshops, children are encouraged to take inspiration from a current classroom topic.


 
 
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Edinburgh Recovery Capital, Comas

I was commissioned by Comas to create a textile banner for a procession. Working with adults who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, we created a huge banner for a celebratory procession in Glasgow.


 
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Felt Making, Stanley Mills

 

A project with women's Guilds, celebrating 60 years of the guiding organisation. Through a series of workshops commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland, participants created felt designs which they transformed into commemorative brooches.

 
 

 
 
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Knitting the Rainbow Garden

Drop-in workshop at Backlands community garden, Dunbar, commissioned by North Light Arts. Participants of all ages used my die cutter to create felt petals which they embellished to create flowers for a collaborative textile mural.