Wednesday, 23 August 2017

TOUCHWOOD - Exhibition in the Orangery

The project was celebrated with an exhibition in the Orangery for 3 weeks, and was on display and open to the public during the Lark in the Park on 2 Sept.

Monday, 21 August 2017

TOUCHWOOD - Sun Printing, Hapa Zome, Wrapped Frames

For our 3rd session we created Sun Printed images using leaves and grasses onto paper and Hapa zome flowers onto the natural dyed fabric. We created wrapped hanging frames using branches and dyed wool and string. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

TOUCHWOOD - Printing

At our 2nd session we collected leaves and made polystyrene leaf printing blocks to print onto paper, we also used natural dyes to print onto paper.


Monday, 7 August 2017

TOUCHWOOD - Walk and Talk, Solar Dyeing

Touchwood was a creative landscape project exploring the potential of nature to create art using foraged materials collected from the Derby Arboretum. The project attracted people from the local community to come, wander, create and enjoy the Derby Arboretum through a series of creative workshops during August. 
In the first session we had a walk and talk around arboretum collecting leaves and foraged materials. Solar Dyeing - laying and rolling leaves onto fabric, and dyeing in onion skins, avocado skins, red cabbage, beetroot. 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tree Decorations for Yarn Bomb Project @ Madeley and Roma Youth Groups

We have been creating decorations that will be used in a yarn bomb tree decoration project on Peartree Green and in the Derby Arboretum for Lark in the Park in September.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Well Dressing during Inspiring Derby Week

We created 4 well dressing during Inspiring Derby Week at Grove Lodge in the Derby Arboretum.
We worked with schools and community groups and the local community dropping in to help work on the designs.
The theme was the Derby Arboretum - the designer John Claudius Loudon, the community garden, the wildlife in the park and the park logo.
The well dressings were launched by Mayor of Derby, Cllr John Whitby and a blessing from Revd Dr Simon Cartwright.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

WW1 Green Spaces Banner @ Derby Cathedral

We were pleased to display our WW1 banner at Derby Cathedral to coincide with the Poppies at the Silk Mill and as part of Derby Remembers Events around the city.