Craft in Common

Craft in Common is a series of five creative online workshops with artist Alinah Azadeh. It has been commissioned by Birmingham based Craft Charity Craftspace for its forthcoming national touring exhibition ‘We Are Commoners’.

Our partners are MAC, St. Paul’s Community Development Trust and The Active Wellbeing Society’s Share Shack in Balsall Heath.

“The commons means: Things we share/ Places we share/ Systems we share/Ideas we share/ Culture we share”Peter Barnes, On the Commons co-founder

Craft skills are commonly shared across all cultures.  Alinah has created a resource for making things to get through difficult times.  Making things together in solidarity as a community in Balsall Heath. Each workshop is themed to relate to a human value or experience such as; courage, care, connection, loss and emotional repair.  Alinah invites you to make these objects for yourself or to gift to someone else.

Share your makes and stories with Craftspace using the hashtag #wearecommoners or tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or connect with us on WhatsApp by sending us a message at 07394 745 865.

If you are interested in showing objects you make alongside the exhibition contact Craftspace on 07394 745 865.

Find out more about this project and the ‘We Are Commoners’ exhibition at

If you don’t have access to materials request a pack from Craftspace by messaging us on 07394745865 or