9 Jan

This blog documents previous Re-Toyed Trash workshops and activities between 2006-2008.  I hope you enjoy reading it.

To find out what I am currently up to have a look at my blog here: aliciayolanda.wordpress.com

LCAD prospectus 08/09

5 Sep

A photo of my degree show work is in the Leeds College of Art & Design 08/09 prospectus. Alongside work that had been made at previous workshops, I exhibited an interactive projection of this Re-Toyed Trash blog and had a workshop bench and materials for visitors to make their own toys with. In the prospectus image my coursemate Bav Shah is making a toy at the workshop bench during his invigilation of our Art & Design degree show.

Lovebox festival photos

20 Aug

Lovebox festival

18 Jul

I’ll be at Lovebox festival this weekend in Victoria Park, London doing workshops in the Folksy tent.  I can’t contain my excitement, yeep!

Knottingley workshops

18 Jul

During June and July I visited the Crafty Folk in Knottingley to run a series of workshops with the lovely ladies there.  The Crafty Folk make sellable crafty objects to sell at fetes and fairs and give the profits to local charities.  I think some of these amazing furry toys might be given to loved ones though.


blue bear



The furry 3

Stripey alien

Emma's bird

Photos from the Easter Sunday workshop

6 Apr

The recent workshops on Easter Saturday at theartmarket included a Re-Toyed Trash Easter special and Toby Juliff’s collaborative painting. We saw some finger puppets being made, some toothy bunnies, a rather special fish and kids enjoying getting messy with paint. We had fun and we hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend too.

This Easter Saturday…

20 Mar
The next workshop will be a special Easter sewing workshop, making all things Easter-shaped out of scrap fabric.  Think eggs, bunnies, flowers, finger puppets and monster rabbits.  We’ll be returning to theartmarket Saturday 22nd March 12-5pm, so if you’re feeling creative come join in.

The workshop coincides with a collaborative painting event by Toby Juliff as part of his ‘I don’t believe in painting’ exhibition.  There will be a huge canvas to work on and paints available to use.

Wash this down with some cake and chocolate and it’s set to be a creative mini festival.

Everyone welcome!

Directions to theartmarket here