kinetic mobile

Make a Kinetic Mobile by hand

using laser-cut materials at FLAX-LAB

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About the event

For August Craft month Join FLAX-LAB for this workshop, hosted at the Flax Art Studios’ digital fabrication lab in Belfast city centre.

In this workshop, we’ll consider the elements that make a mobile come together as a harmonious whole: colour, shape, size, movement and space.

We’ll guide you through testing different gauge wires and threads and creating a mobile structure. Then, using our FLAX-LAB laser cutter, we’ll design decorative pieces and cut them onto card and acrylic, with the option of adding vinyl-cut shapes. As you assemble your mobile, you’ll be testing the position of the cut pieces, tweaking the wire supports, adjusting the overall height, fine-tuning each piece’s rotation, so that your mobile comes together as a balanced, moving sculpture.

Designed to be a fun and experimental session, you’ll take home your own completed mobile.

This mobile-making workshop is hosted at FLAX-LAB, the Flax Art Studios’ digital fabrication lab in Belfast city centre.

Materials included. Spaces are limited to ensure participants have the chance to play with ideas, test materials and discuss their own project ideas.

5 North St, Belfast, BT1 1NA
Tuesday 20 August
Cost: ÂŁ20

Suitable for beginners


  1. Building: Ground floor, flat-access, with accessible toilet
  2. The process and materials planned for this workshop require dexterity to tie knots, and the ability to see fine threads, such as fishing line and cotton. If this might present a difficulty, please let us know so we can adapt to suit your needs.