Monday, 21 October 2019

Chairs Challenge 2019

Sorry I didnt get a chance to take photos of all the entries  (if you email me a picture I will add them here as I get them)

Dont forget we need these back for Regional day on June 13 2020. You can have more than one piece up on Regional day, you can enter older pieces and you can carry on making new pieces. Lets make it our most amazing display yet! 

Here is the WINNING entry by Martha Connock - just beautiful and a worthy winner.

A very close second place was Joy Griffiths with her clever Dressed Crab. Very well thought out as well as beautifully executed.

This is me wearing mine - looks better on me than it did on a hanger

Here are the JETS lovely entries. Aren't they super? Every JET got a comment card for their entry and a voucher for Hobbycraft. Well done for these super pieces of work

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Grand theatre Community project - work and display

Every year when The Grand put on their Panto they invite community groups in the area to contribute to the production of a display. This year we were invited to contribute to the display for Dick Whittington. We were one of 25 local community groups. A very small select group of us met at Heath House studios . It was great fun we were invited to make shoes for the Moroccan market we had access to lots of fabrics and embellishments. One of the group made a large black creepy crawly that was placed on the milestone and I will leave you all to decide who created it!!! The brilliant bus was also created by a member of the group. I'll leave you guess who.
Margaret and I attended the unveiling of the display on behalf of the guild. If you are not attending the panto you can pop in to see the display an hour before any of the performances.

Grand Theatre Panto project - 20th October 2019

Wolverhampton branch had been invited to take part in a community project to be displayed during the ‘Dick Whittington’ Panto at the Grand Theatre at the end of the year.
This took place at Heath House studios in Romsley near Kinver under the guidance of Pauline.
A small but select group of us turned up at the studios this morning. We were given various items that we could make. These would be part of a London scene or an opulent Moroccan scene.
Some of us chose to make elaborate slippers for the Moroccan market stall, while one made an insect to creep around London and one a London bus!!

First chose what to use

Now to make start

Progress being made

And finally the finished work,  although some have been brought home to finish and Pauline will be finishing off the slippers


Many thanks to Pauline for facilitating this project and to those who turned up to produce a piece. We had a brilliant day!

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Alison Hulme - Print, print and print some more

Alison Hulme lecture 18th October 

Alison gave us a very interesting lecture on her life in textiles
starting with kits

 working on her own designs
 City and Guilds work
 Where text first started appearing,  in thework for the final show
the lost art of letter writing
 Even though feet were a main motif text appeared on those pieces too

F for feet
 For a good cause

 Looking at how dyslexia can affect people
 Influenced by graffitti work

Nail pieces - including "nailed it" and "screw loose"

 Text has been used in art since the beginning of writing

 The influence on later work is obvious here

 An interesting and enjoyable talk - Thanks Alison

Alison Hulme printing day 19th October 2019

We had a brilliant day today, printing with the expert guidance of the wonderful Alison Hulme. We used a variety of tec
hniques using Thermofax screens, Gelli plates, stencils, printing blocks and mono printing.
Here are some of our results from a very productive day.

Thank you Alison for all your help. I think we were all very pleased with the results.