Sneak Preview of; All Hands Together To;

5 Nov

Huzzah,  The All Hands Together To; banner is finished! Prior to the unveiling on Friday 23rd November here is a sneak preview;

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 All Hands Together To; celebrates 500 years of faith in Chorlton, by using 500+ textile handprints from the Chorlton community in the banner. For the record we have run hand collecting workshops at; 6 local primary schools; 2 toddler and parent groups; 2 OAP events and 4 local festivals!
Laying out and designing the banner was a joy, as Isabel and I could revisit lots of the ‘hands’ and the people who made them. Gluing the ‘hands‘ onto the banner was rather a chore,  with progressively sore knees and a sore back for me. On the plus side I got to listen to some great music to dull the pain and boredom. I just had to keep reminding myself of the reasons behind the banner and how glorious it would look! I am chuffed with how the banner looks now and cannot wait to see it in situ on display in St Clement’s church hall, which as a vibrant community hub will mean that it should be seen by lots of the local community. The banner aims to celebrate all the people of Chorlton and what a great community it is.

 

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to All Hands Together To; espescially  Mandy Tolley (see http://www.mandomanderin.co.uk) who gave us bagfulls of textile scraps and Isabel Wright for all her practical advice and help in making the banner.

 

One Response to “Sneak Preview of; All Hands Together To;”

  1. Sophie Cullinan November 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    I looks fabulous!

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