Hastings Pier Yarn event

Helenswood Art Department have been collaborating with local textiles artist Claire Buckley to create woven fish to be included in the Hastings Pier Yarn Bomb event. This is to celebrate the Pier’s first birthday since it reopened. Claire has delivered 6 workshops with our students where they have learnt how to weave and explored different textures, weaves and knot techniques.

Year 10 Art students have been studying the Local Environment as part of their GCSE and visited the pier in late September at the start of their GCSE project.They will be finishing their project with the chance to display their work in their local environment, on the Pier where it all started. The elements of their local environment will even change the appearance of their work as the wind, sea rain and sun affect the textiles.

The finished project which will include work from other schools, community projects and community workshops will be on display at the pier from 24th March for 3 weeks. This coming weekend there is a family workshop taking place.