Tate Modern Workshop

Doily Making With Janet Kay

Janet Kay

Learn traditional doily making with singer and crafts maker Janet Kay

You will create a doily in a three hour workshop led by Janet Kay, ‘Queen of Lovers Rock’ (Lovers Rock being a sub genre of reggae music). You will learn basic techniques and will work towards completing a design during the workshop. During the workshop Janet will discuss her experiences with lace making, machine knitting, hand knitting, crochet, bobbin lace and tambour beading.

Suitable for beginners.

About Janet Kay

Janet Kay is known as the Queen of Lovers Rock, and is an award-winning British reggae artist. In 1979 she became the first Black, British woman to have a reggae song at the top of the Pop charts with Silly Games. She has also acted on stage and screen. Janet’s creativity is not exclusive to singing and drama, but extends to the dexterous world of Arts and Crafts where she is an accomplished Machine Knitter/Hand Knitter/Designer and Lacemaker and her works have been published in craft editorials.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

22 November 2016 at 15.00–18.00