Meet our Sunday workshop organisers!

So a few days ago, we met our Saturday workshop organisers, and today it’s time for the Sunday gang to introduce themselves…

Sunday 1pm: Tip Top Indiepop Pop Quiz
Organisers: Gordon and Katey
Cost: All your indie cred.

“Our pop quiz is the ultimate indiepop nerd challenge!”

“Gordon’s the singer and songwriter for ballboy and Katey DJs as part of Music for Girls. We’ll be compiling all the useless bits of indie trivia we’ve accumulated over the years for all your competitive quiz-based needs.”

“We’ve been to Indietracks many times, it’s our favourite time of the year.  Gordon always draws a cock in the picture round of the quiz and Katey always objects (but gets overruled). We’re looking forward to non-stop Scottish indiepop, and can recommend the blue cider!”

Sunday 2pm: PomPom Pets
Organiser: Kandy Diamond
Cost: Free

“So, you’ve come away to indietracks for the weekend, and you might be missing your moggie or left your bunny at home, so why not come and make a pompom pet to keep you company! The workshop will involve making pompoms then crafting them into small animals, suitable for all ages, and you will get to take your pet with you to keep you company after the workshop.”

“ I’m a knitter by day and an all round crafter by night. I run Knit and Destroy where I design and make knitted accessories, I also co-write bi-annual craft zine Sugar Paper – 20 things to make and do. I believe that crafting should be fun and can be for anyone and everyone! I’m looking forward to hanging out with my pals in a train museum/countryside/camping mega-fun setting.”

Sunday 3pm: How to create iconic indiepop album covers in Lego
Organisers: Christoph and potential assistants
Cost: free

“The workshop is about Lego album covers. We won’t speak about the reasons to rebuild cover art work (these are obvious), we’ll actually work rather than discuss. After a short introduction (finding the right cover to recreate, casting of models, backgrounds, postproduction), we will rebuild a couple of album covers in group work. Our goal is to build some Lego versions of album covers of bands playing Indietracks (and present it to them as a gift).”

“I’m 42 years old from nearby Cologne (Germany). I’m a frequent concert goer and editor of a German / French concert website. My alltime favourite bands are The Smiths, Lush, Joy Division, The Organ and Galaxie 500. I’m the uncle of two little childs (8 and 11 years old / favourite bands Allo Darlin’ and Galaxie 500). Especially my little nephew loves Lego so I started doing Lego versions of some of my favourite album covers for them. 80 until now!”

“I heard a lot about Indietracks being an amazing festival with a very special atmosphere. I don’t like going to festivals, but Indietracks sounds like that kind of fastival I’ll love. And The Pastels!”

Sunday 4pm: Wet Felt Making
Organisers: Amy and Melanie
Cost: Free

“Come and try your hand at traditional wet felt making! We’ll be showing you how to make a piece of your own felt from scratch using just your hands, wool, soap and water! Create your own designs using our wide range of colour-dyed merino wool. Not only will you get the chance to leave the workshop with the cleanest festival hands ever; you’ll also get the chance to turn your piece into a lovely festival badge, necklace, hair bobble or a unique felted wristband – whatever you want to do. This is a very child friendly workshop! All materials will be provided and it’s completely free!”

“We’re from the woodland play and nature crafts project, Wild Apple. Amy set Wild Apple up earlier this year. It’s a small community project that runs play sessions in the local woods for kids, as well as a wide range of nature-craft workshops for children, adults and families. The ethos of the project is to share ways of having as much creative fun as possible with nature and out in nature without the need for loads of man-made stuff.”

“Amy is a freelance Forest Schools practitioner and runs nature-craft and play workshops for children and families mainly in Leeds, but sometimes in other places. She now divides her time between running the Wild Apple project and teaching kids to ride bikes. Melanie’s creativity mostly revolves around making zines (art, feminist, interview, social-and-political-history zines) and curating art events (http://remember-who-u-are.blogspot.co.uk) but she’s a sucker for getting her fingers involved with craft projects like these workshops.”

“Amy has been every year since 2008, and this will be Melanie’s 4th Indietracks. We get giddy coming to Indietracks to see bands we love, bands we’d never heard of (but now love), and are even more excited when our friends get invited to take the stage too. We’re very lucky to know some crazy-talented people and love when Indietracks supports, celebrates and fosters such a wide-ranging lineup.”

“Band-wise, Melanie’s looking forward to Cars Can Be Blue, Helen Love, The Lovely Eggs, The Middle Ones, The Ballet, Martha and Milky Wimpshake. Food-wise: The paneer and pea curry. Fun wise: Spending a weekend with good friends having big laughs. Amy’s looking forward to Helen Love, The French Defence, The Middle Ones, Martha, the steam train rides, the ale, the Chapel, being there all weekend with a wide selection of ridiculously ace people!”

Sunday 5pm: Make your own bow-tie!
Organisers: Craftwerk – Ben and Jennifer
Cost: Free – donations to cover material costs eg: glues, threads

“Make your own bow-ties and collars, using our selection of weird and wonderful fabrics, jewels, bit and bobs and really stand out at this years Indie Tracks with these exciting custom fashion accessories.”

“Craftwerk has been running informally since Halloween 2010 when we began holding creative workshops for young adults in Ben’s lounge. We have branched out in the last year to village fetes working with children and held events in stores and have worked with a number of different groups. We specialise in messy, creative play using found and recycled materials to keep costs low and to help pass on the message of reduce, reuse, recycle.”

“Last year was awesome, I was lucky enough to play on stage with the wonderful Colour Me Wednesday which was terrifying and exciting! The response we got after was incredible and I loved it! Wonderful festival! Also I got to go on a steam train! :D. We’re really looking forward to The Tuts!! That’s gonna be a riot! And all the delicious foods!