11th September 2020

Craft / Featured / Juliet Simmons/ Piece of Cake

Bags of Love: screen printing workshops and colouring in sheets for you and your team.

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FFounded by Juliet Simmons, Pieceofcake.tv are a project management and events planning company who created the Bags of Love workshops to bring teams together, encouraging conversation and creativity while giving back to the community.

I originally set up Bags of Love after volunteering at a centre for refugees and asylum seekers. While I was there, I noticed that lots of the people who came needed bags to take things home with them. I had an idea to set up the Bags of Love workshops so that people could come together, do something creative and hopefully make a difference through an act of kindness.

Pre-Covid, Bags of Love existed as screen printing workshops where participants created a design and learnt how to screenprint onto the canvas bags which were donated to asylum seekers at a monthly drop-in centre in North London. We’d put useful things like toiletries and treats too inside of the bags. Companies and individuals took part in the Bags of Love workshops, learning something new with your team is a really bonding thing.

Since Covid, we have adapted our model to work online and remotely. Our workshops still get teams designing and printing on to canvas bags, but we now send out craft kits and instructions to all of our participants and run the workshops online.

 

The drop-in centre for asylum seekers has been closed during lockdown so participants now fill their bags with gifts and distribute them to local food banks and charities of their choice.

If your company is still operating remotely, we’d love to help you create a workshop that you can do together -online- that’s fun and that makes a difference to others.

In addition to the workshops, we worked with illustrator Judith Raynault to create a series of colouring sheets based on the illustrations we made for the original Bags of Love workshops. The sheets are available for anyone to download, share and colour in. Colouring in is an extremely meditative activity and your finished piece will make a lovely gift. You can find the sheets HERE

Take a photograph of it and tag @pieceofcakelondon #BagsofLove on Instagram, so we can share love and kindness with each other during this difficult time.

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Juliet Simmons is the founder of creative consultancy Piece of Cake – www.pieceofcake.tv She works with clients to help them think creatively and deliver projects in cost-effective ways, often collaborating with partners.

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