- Clearing Spaces a Project Made Possible by Rachael...
- Celebrating Our Senses - Mindfulness and Wellbeing Walks
- Marking Our Tracks - Further Afield - Songs For Quiet Steps - Empty Church Walks
- Singing Ringing
- Marking A Fine Line Mosaic Way Marker Project 2012 / 2013
- New Vistas / Wider Horizons, October 2011
- Back to Books and Invisible Threads
- Tara Badcock's Invisible Threads
- Carole Miles's Invisible Threads
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Finally a Saturday with weather good enough to walk out in and skies tempting enough to photograph
The rain was only recently behind us and the trail trough the woods was muddy, rutted, scarred by off road tyre tracks.
Gaps in the tree line gave glimpses
of the landscapes beyond.
We found bees feasting in the dappled shade
and a very active colony creating a hive in a hollow tree.
In spite of the recent rain
ground at the edge of the crops
was cracked and dry.
All Saints Church, Cottesbrooke in the distance
We waded through long grasses
and found the footpath across a field of sheep.
There was much to explore
both inside the church
and around the village.
A solitary boy with his skateboard
played alone on the main street.
The village seemed quiet as the grave
peaceful as a summer afternoon.
This was a walk of many textures, to see more images from Cottesbrooke please visit our Flickr set here
Monday, 4 June 2012
I had hoped to make some up-cycled china delights on the station platform at Brampton Halt during the Jubilee Weekend
but the rain put paid to that idea, instead I decided that simple fabric corsages would be easy for all ages and skills, quick and would use some of the many scraps of vintage fabric I have been gifted from friends and friends mums!
I reasoned that if my kit was small and portable I could easily set up shop inside the train and catch participants as they waited for the journey to begin.
This approach worked well
and soon children, parents and grandparents
were working together
in spite of some initial shyness.
It was lovely to see people sharing and enjoying a such simple but pleasurable activity
whilst the lush, damp Northamptonshire countryside rattled by.
I also spent some time in the Buffet car and met people who had travelled from Scotland to spend some time at the station. You can see some of the creators, creations and sterling NLR volunteers showing off their up-cycled finery!
I couldn't resist adding this picture of one of the NLR team tucking into a feast known as The Engineers Special - it seemed to have every element of a tradition English breakfast barring the egg!
Saturday, 2 June 2012
All aboard! Back To Books artist Carole Miles be at Northamton & Lamport Railway from 11 - 2 Sunday June 2nd riding the rails & upcycling fabric! Upcycling a fabric corsage with Carole is free - but she will be on one of the trains - catch her while you can!
Adults £4.60 Child under 2 years: FREE
Senior Citizens and Children (10-15 years) £3.60
Family (2+2) £14.60
All ticket types above are "Day Rover" tickets, valid on all services.
Platform Ticket 50p