Plastic Bag Yarn Workshop

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Event Info
Date 06.22.24
Time 11am–2pm
Admission Free
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Come join us at the Asian American Resource Center to learn how to make plastic bag yarn and other plastic bag craft to collaborate on Jasmine Chock's plastic bag lion dance installation for The Cage Match Project! Please register to confirm attendance.


  • When: Saturday, June 22 11am-2pm
  • Where: Asian American Resource Center 8401 Cameron Rd. Austin, TX 78754
  • Who: This workshop is free and open to the public. Creatives, fiber artists, crocheters, writers, lion dance teams and lion dance enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are welcome! We request that children attend with an adult for the entire duration of the workshop. We will close registration at 30 participants (no prior experience or skill level required to participate!). Workshop led by artists, Jasmine Chock and Julia Kunze
  • What: 

Jasmine Chock is creating an outdoor art installation for The Cage Match Project at The Museum of Human Achievement. For the installation Jasmine, with the assistance of Julia Kunze, is making a lion dance costume for the 20'x7'x8' cage with four lion heads using plastic bags, plastic twine, plastic bag crochet elements and paper mache. The installation will open August 2, 2024 at The Museum of Human Achievement

For this workshop, participants will get to: 

  • hear more about the plastic lion dance project
  • see parts of its progress
  • learn how to make plastic bag yarn
  • participate in making the plastic bag lion by helping make plastic bag yarn, crocheted elements and pom poms
  • share their experiences with lion dance and plastic bags and imagine how this four-headed plastic bag lion came to be 

Participants will receive a 7.0mm or 8.0mm crochet hook.

Participants do not need to have prior crocheting experience to participate! This workshop will be 20% learning how to make plastic bag yarn and 80% community art making with several art making stations. 

If you have any white, red or yellow plastic shopping bags that you would be willing to donate to the plastic bag lion, please bring them to the workshop! We greatly appreciate your contribution.

We will provide snacks. Water refill fountains are available at the AARC.


If you have any questions, please email Jasmine Chock:

About the artist:

Jasmine Chock (b. Plano, TX) is a Chinese American artist based in Austin, TX. Jasmine works in a wide range of 3D materials, photography and video, including, but not limited to, sewing, ceramics, noodles, bathroom facilities and plastic bags. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. She has shown work at the City of Austin Asian American Resource Center, The Museum of Human Achievement and the Visual Arts Center. She is an artist educator and has facilitated art making workshops with printmaking, clay and fiber arts in Austin, TX for students, seniors and adults of all abilities.