Monday, 10 September 2012

Darnhill 'Gold' Festival Sensory Garden Mosaic

Well the mosaics are settling in nicely in this wonderful community garden. Celebrating 50 golden years, the Darnhill Festival Association did really well this year to make a mosaic - as well as - costumes and decorations for the event! Loads of pictures on Darnhill's facebook page. There were 16 panels to do (:0). We started well before the Festival so that everyone had time to get to grips with this new medium (see works in progress on Chrissy Webster Mosaics FB page). They were used to most other crafts, but this was a first, and they did really well! I love this job - someone's gotta do it! We also managed to add some credits from the organisations and businesses supporting the project, which is always useful...They included Cartwheel Arts, the National Lottery, Community Payback, 4 Seasons Garden Maintenance, and Lawn Treatments Ltd. Kerry from Cartwheel Arts was really great at helping organise everything - Well done you! And I learned that the local term for adhesive paste is yackum! You learn something every day (or so they say!)

 Gold Festival videos! Pop over and have a look
Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Fantastic Session Making A Mosaic Birdhouse!

I am finally catching up with myself!
This was the first session at the Brockholes Summer Arts programme, and it was so popular, we'll have to do it again....
   
 And there were pipe cleaner birds to make too! 
 
 

Felted Dragonflies at Brockholes!

 
 
 
 

Mosaic Pendant Designs So Fab!

Well there are some truly talented artists out there!
Here are the handmade gems from the last Brockholes session...



Thursday, 16 August 2012

It's Dragonfly Week - Make One in Felt!

Well tomorrow's class is a super sculpting, fuzzy felting, winged dragonflyers!
The class starts at 1.30pm in the Activity Room at Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Bath Bombs and Gift Boxes so Pretty!

Have a look and see what lies in store for tomorrow's workshop at Brockholes!

Well here are some beautiful creations from craft classes in East Lancashire. Some examples are made by students from the Pendle Women's Forum, in partnership with the Lancashire Women's Network. LWN work with black, minority and ethnic community groups throughout Lancashire, so get in touch with them lwnmew.org.uk


Yummm! Flavours include lavender, mint, strawberry, rose, sandalwood/ginger, vanilla, and decorating with dried herbs like lavender (pictured) and mint...mmmm, Almost edible!