Monday, 22 July 2013

Grove Lodge Workshops - Mosaics

This was our 3rd Grove Lodge workshop in the Arboretum Park.
We worked with a lovely group, chatting and designing mosaics.
We used glass tiles, broken plates, shells and shiny beads.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Grove Lodge Workshops - Japanese Shibori

We held the 2nd Grove Lodge workshop in the Arboretum Park and created Japanese Shibori fabrics.
We had a wonderful morning creating designs with fabric inks, beads, string and rubber bands.
Have a look at our washing line!!

World Culture Day

The students at Kirk Hallam Community College celebrated World Culture Day by taking part in variety of creative activities.
We delivered workshops to 150 students to create Japanese Shibori fabric and African Masks.

Here are some of the pieces.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Kevin the Peacock at Breadsall

We had a lovely hot day at Breadsall Primary School creating a well dressing.
We worked with all the children outside under a shady gazebo, and throughout the day we were visited by the Rector Rev Alison Maddocks and many of the teaching staff who also had a go.
The Breadsall Parish Council, who funded the project for the village, came along and were very pleased with the final design.

The children were asked to sketch some designs for the well dressing and Spiral Arts created the final image using Kevin the Peacock as the centrepiece as he is such a big part of village life.  

The well dressing is on display this week outside the village shop. We hope Kevin likes his portrait.

A big thank you to all the children, staff and parish council members for asking us to do the project.

Grove Lodge Workshops - Batik

We were very pleased to welcome participants to our studio in the park for the first of our Grove Lodge Workshops.It is a lovely inspiring space to work and the group created some amazing batik pieces.

Shady Days with Goldsquad

For our "Textile Extravaganza" we started by using a variety of materials - fabrics, buttons and beads to create beautiful decorative lampshades with the Goldsquad ladies at Quad.


Tiling at Pear Tree Infants

The Reception and Year 1 classes at Pear Tree Infants School have been busy creating a mosaic for their school.
We hope to have it put up before the end of term.
Have a look at what they have been doing.

We worked with the children making colourful bunting to collage onto the back board.

Well done to the all the children for a lovely project and thank you to Mrs Clarke and the staff of Pear Tree Infants.

Welcome in the Redhills

At the beginning of July we spent a few days at Redhill Primary School in Ockbrook creating a beautiful mosaic.The Year 6 children will be moving up to secondary schools soon, so it was a lovely way to leave something special at their school before they begin their next adventure.

We always get a wonderful 'Welcome' when we come to work at Redhill Primary, thank you to all the teaching staff and children.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Roundhill Multicultural Festival

We are always pleased to be asked to attend this fantastic event. Once again we provided a participatory activity in the form of a Well dressing. 
There were some very keen helpers who made sure we finished in time to take it over to the Beeston library, where it was displayed in the gallery space upstairs.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Inspiring Derby Week - Tea Towel

Inspired men and women at our popular tea towel printing workshop in the Orangery.