Friday, 30 October 2015

Luminate Lantern workshops

We have begun our lantern-making for our Luminate Lantern and Light Festival on 26 Nov. We delivered workshops over the half term holidays with participants of every age. We made star shapes and owl shapes using willow and tissue as well as glass jar lanterns to decorate the fountain in the park.
Go to the news page to see details for the Festival.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Landscape Collage Bunting @ Buxton Museum

We worked again in October half term at Buxton Museum and Art Galley with families to create wonderful landscape bunting to compliment the exhibitions at the museum.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Derby Makers Faire - Diamond Weavings

Once again we were involved in the Derby Makers Faire at the Derby Silk Mill Museum at the end of October.
We were there to promote the work we are doing in the Derby Arboretum Park and to let people know about the new Friends of the Park group. It was a very busy event with lots of people from a wide area, we had a lot of good conversations. We also created the Diamond weavings again as we like the effect they make.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Bulb Planting with St James School

We spent the morning with the children from St James Junior School planting crocuses with the Derby Rotary Club in the Derby Arboretum Park. The crocuses are part of the 'End Polio' Campaign that the club are involved in.
making holes with a dibber

planting the bulbs

Good job done, now back to school

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mental Health Action Group - AGM

We were invited to attend the MHAG AGM and create some diamond weavings with the members in October. We really enjoyed working with a talented group.

Monday, 5 October 2015

St Mary's - Andy Goldsworthy Weavings

We worked with almost 50 children from Year 1 to create Andy Goldsworthy inspired natural weavings. We used cardboard, wool, fabric, ribbon and pressed leaves.
They made a wonderful display when they were put together.