Tag Archives: community

Colourful Christmas Tree Makes at RNCM

19 Dec

We has great fun running a colourful Christmas Tree make at the Royal Northern College of Music at their Festive Family Fun Day

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All the best to you&yours for the final jamborees of 2016 and onward to 2017x

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Mr Darcy Loses The Plot

19 Jul

I’ve had lots of fun working again with Avenue Crafters and Crumpsall Craft Crew, plus Full Circle&friends from Oldham Coliseum stitching a patchwork stage backdrop for Lip Service’s hilarious new comedy Mr Darcy Loses the Plot, inspired by the works of Jane Austen.

Thanks to everyone who got involved with this patchwork challenge and if you are interested in adding to this magnificent stage backdrop, just visit Lip Services website for all the info.

Gloriously sunny @RNCMvoice #spring #sound #sticks #workshop #Matisse #inspiration

21 Mar

 

Another glorious family day workshop at Royal Northern College of workshop yesterday with kids and their adults. Lots of fab Sound Sticks created inspired by Matisse cut outs. Thank you to everyone who came and took part. Lots of familar faces now 😉 Next up is World Book Day at RNCM on 26th June. See you there x

A Stitch in Time

7 Dec

Over the last couple of months I have had the pleasure to work with members from the Avenue Craft Group and Crumpsall Craft Crewe to create two textile wallhangings entitled A Stitch in Time. The brief was to incorporate and showcase the many different types of textile crafting techniques and stitches that the members utilise, whilst also depicting local and well loved landmarks, both historic and modern.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with the groups and as well as learning much more about their local areas, was thoroughly impressed by the skill and stitching expertise of the group members. The resulting colourful wall hangers (that can be displayed seperately, or together) are not only eye catching, they also encourage the viewer (whatever their age!) to look closely to spot all the flora&fauna on display and also to see if the local landmarks in Heaton park and Boggart Hole Clough can be spotted.

Fun for all the Family at RNCM last Sunday

30 Jun

Claire, Fiona and I really had a great time last Sunday running a workshop as part of RNCM Family Fun Day inspired by MMU’s Manchester Children’s Book Festival. Here is just a taster of the exuberant headresses that were made, all with a musical and/or story theme.

Thank you to all our fabulous workshop participants and see you at our next RNCM Family Fun Day on Sunday 25th October 😉

Happy Returns Swap Party 2014

15 Jan

 

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Come and join in a thoroughly enjoyable community event. I’m looking forward to supporting my friend Lea on her paper making workshop. See you there then x

Ugandan Quilt

8 Jan

In between all the festivities, I stitched a quilt;

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My friend Rachel supports the work of Pastor Alfred Adundo and the NGO he runs; Macedonian Vision Africa (MVA) in Jinga, Uganda. MVA works with the people in Masese, a slum on the edge of Jinga. Part of the project involves running a vocational tailoring course for young women in Masese. The idea is that we set up a community co-operative linked to the tailoring course, employing the young women to make Ugandan quilts which will be then sold via my quilt business. This lost wax fabric sample quilt, made from fabric produced at a local factory, is the first step of that process. I’m hoping 2014 will not only be exciting time for my own British Made quilts, but also the start of a Jinga community quilt making co-operative.

I’ll let you know how we get on…..

 

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