Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sangam Totes

We have enjoyed working with the Sangam Ladies Group creating tote bags and printed tea towels.
They have loved having the opportunity to create their own artwork using their own designs. They have learnt batik, embroidery, and textile printing.
Hopefully we will be back again soon working with them again.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Pajaki @ Goldsquad

We created Polish Pajaki paper decorations with the lovely Goldsquad ladies.
It was all about threading straws and paper punched shapes to create a beautiful chandelier. We had a fun session.

Halloween Puppets @ Grove Lodge

We had a couple of making days at Grove Lodge in the Arboretum Park with families over half term.
We made pop up witch puppets and shadow puppets. Grove Lodge looked great with the spooky shadows at the window.

Sangam Batiks

We delivered a batik session with the Sangam ladies group. They decorated the fabric with hot wax and then used batik inks to paint the designs. 

Mini Makers Faire @Silk Mill Museum

We were pleased to have a stand at the Mini Maker Faire at the end of October at the Silk Mill Museum. We exhibited our woven lampshades and visitors were able to create their own mini weaving. 

Divali at Erewash Museum

We spent a day working with families in the hayloft at Erewash Museum to create Divali arts and crafts.
We first made clay divas decorated with shiny beads and sequins and then in the afternoon we made mini rangoli patterned boards using coloured sand and glass beads. 
We had some wonderful designs.

Woven butterflies and fishes with Riddings Nursery and Infant School

We worked with 120 Foundation and Reception children at Riddings Nursery and Infant School on a fun day project for the Play and Recycling Centre. The theme was 'colour and recycling', each child made a bird or a fish using simple threading and strip weaving techniques.


Sangam Divas

We have been awarded a grant from Foundation Derbyshire to deliver creative workshops with the Sangam ladies group who meet at Grange Hall in Littleover.
At the first session we created clay divas to celebrate Divali in October. The ladies used beads and sequins to decorate their divas. They looked very lovely.