Pool our Resources looked at how we are reintroducing elements of craft, thrift and upcycling back into our everyday lives. It was a celebration of the strength and depth of collective knowledge, a reminder of the importance of our social spaces, and the positive effect of skill-sharing on health and wellbeing.
Over three days at Crosby Library in October 2018 we learnt to bake bread, pickle vegetables, make soap, make a picture frame, save seeds from garden produce or mend a puncture. Workshops were led by artists, librarians, social enterprises and local people, including DIY with Bootle Tool Shed, Embroidery with Dorlin’s Haberdashers, Bread for beginners by Homebaked, and candle-making with Ford Lane Allotments. Workshops at Bootle Library in February 2019 included plant propagation, hydroponics, embroidery and Spanish.
Pool Our Resources is a project by artist Sean Roy Parker, initiator of PEFA projects, Associate Artist at Freelands Foundation and founder/chef at The Brixton Pound.