Tuesday 15 April 2014

A Birthday Bunting Challenge!

Up-cycling is part of the Remake Remodel strand of our current A4A project. Having been inspired by her own attempt to help Compton Verney create the world's longest line of paper bunting artist Carole Miles went across to Corby for us to work with the Stevie way art Group. 

They used an old wallpaper sample book and some of Carole's collection of rubber stamps to create 100 pieces of bunting to add to the line forming at Compton Verney.

You can read about Carole's own contribution here

You can read more about the Compton Verney's 10th Birthday World record bunting attempt here

and you can download a participation pack here - anyone can take part so why not use up some scrap paper and help out! All support will be mentioned on the Compton Verney website. We had great fun, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this community challenge and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone else who'd like to take part!

You can see more pictures from the session here

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Up-cyling in Corby

Up-cycling is part of the Remake Remodel strand of our current A4A project and over the past few weeks we've been raiding our fabric stashes and artifacts from previous projects to create new things with our lovely members who also attend Stevie Way Art Group.

Tea towels from the Invisible Threads Project

have been reworked as cushions

old degraded screens with images from our New Vistas Wider Horizons project were used to overprint left over fabric from the same project.  We also used some fabric letter stamps to jazz up our designs

 by Ann Leonard

Giving a new lease of life to old items = happiness!

You can see more photos here