Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Particle Project - Fabric Pots @ Middle Street

We have started another series of workshops at Middle Street in Beeston.
We worked with a group of women to create stunning fabric pots to welcome in the spring.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Chinese New Year @ Erewash Museum

We spent the whole week working with schools around Ilkeston to create Chinese Dog Puppets and Chinese lanterns to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Colouring the head and tail
cutting out

making a concertina body

On the day of the procession we had around 150 people come and make cylinder lanterns in the Hayloft at Erewash Museum, it was busy phew!! 

The lanterns looked amazing in the procession and tiger puppet gave a great performance in the market place 

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Printed Bags @ Sahaly

At the end of January we began working with a new group, the Sahaly Women's Group in Normanton.
In the first sessions we created printed, stencilled fabric bags, everyone had a great time.


Thursday, 25 January 2018

Beeston Memory Cafe

We spent an afternoon working with the people who come to the Beeston Memory Cafe at Middle Street Resource Centre.
We created hula hoop woven bowls with them, a very enjoyable session.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

January Projects

We had a good start to the new year continuing to work with Harold Court Sheltered Scheme and Madeley Youth Group.
We created identity rings, printed bags and no-sew bags.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Foil Decorations @ Madeley

We created a wonderful christmas tree for the Madeley Youth Centre, covered with shiny decorations using foil, string and marker pens.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

St Thomas Church - Schools Project

We are working with St Thomas Church in Derby to create school art and activity packages. We have been concentrating on the beautiful mosaics and stain-glass windows in the church and basing activities on these elements.
In the new year we will be meeting with teachers from local schools to show them our ideas for their classes to use when they visit the church.
Here are some of our prototypes for mosaic activities.