- 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
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Out exploring the Grange we met Mark Dainty
who has just opened a new independent bike shop, Cycle Mad.
Mark believes is in the same unit as a bike shop in the '50s - Garleys and showed us a photograph of another branch of Garleys which used to be in Kettering town centre. Cycle Mad has charted its opening via its Facebook page. The shop is located on Hampden Crescent, Kettering.
Mark is a mine of information and well worth a visit!
We also spotted a tree being felled
and a bear which we shared with Grayson Perry's
Twitter feed @AlanMeasles!
All the images from March walks can be found here
A Postcard from London Road,
Stoke-on-Trent, 14 April
Join artist Carole Miles and Jo Dacombe for a walk in Stoke-on-Trent on the afternoon of Tuesday 14 April, the walk is entitled A Postcard from London Road. We are teaming up with another artist, Dan Thompson, for this walk - you can find out more on our blog here.
We also have some other dates shaping up including NW Leicestershire, keep checking this page for the full list of dates and updates.
If you are wondering "How Can I Get There?" and you are on the London Midland line you could join us using this deal
If you would like to come on a walk or need more information, please email us at email@example.com
Images from the walks are now being collated on our gallery Flickr page.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
On a grey, rainy morning at The green Patch,
Carole received a message from a friend
who works in a local Garden Centre
"We have some plants that are past their best,
do you think that The Green Patch
might be able to use them?"
Carole and Nigel went to investigate
and returned with a wonderful collection of
past their best (for this season) plants, herbs,
strawberry plants and bird feeders.
Such kindness totally banished the grey
clouds and Carole and Nigel completely
forgot that they were damp from head to toe!
As a thank you for the contact
lovely Green Patch volunteers planted some
tubs and containers to make a little garden
by The Mollie. Many of the plants have been
planted in the Bee Garden, whilst others are in
new borders around the site.
Sharing, creating and growing together helps build communities, supports wellbeing, makes opportunities to create new friendships and a brighter future for us all. The Green Patch and the Avondale Grange Ward are special places and we feel so lucky to be working and connecting with the community during our View From Here project.
The first four mosaic panels for The Green Patch have been completed
and with the first fine day Carole Miles and Phiona Richards
donned gloves and applied the grout, a messy job but
enjoyable when the final results were revealed.
Halloween Pumpkin Lanterns
Homemade Tomato Soup
Broadbeans, Cabbage, Carrots, Turnip (possibly upside down)
and how the panels developed here
Thursday, 5 March 2015
The group have been working with Carole,
Sue and Nigel at The Green Patch.
Carole showed the group how to make simple prints
by drawing gently but firmly into polystyrene sheets
The plates were rolled with three colours
Some will be added to our
View From Here books
Plates after inking can be reused with different colours
We went out onto the green Patch, collected twigs
and Sue showed the group how to create
a twiggy frame for prints to take home for Mothers Day
See more photos here
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Inspired by the lovely World Book Night Book Wrap we have been using recycled materials to create our own wraps for the World Book Night event. We have held printing sessions lead by artist Carole Miles at The Kettering Buccleuch Academy and The Green Patch, we are very excited about how our wraps are taking shape!
We used foam packaging material as printing blocks
and painted textile inks onto them with sponge brushes.
We pressed the blocks onto the fabric
to create bookshelf inspired patterns.
At KBA, whilst the work was drying
participants had a go at simple screen printing
Block printing again
at The Green Patch.
Margot, one of our volunteers
then used textile stamps
We will sew a pocket into one end to house the book and then wrap and tie the fabric around them. You can see the complete set of images here
If you live in the Avondale Grange ward, particularly in Cora Rd, Doris Rd, Edith Rd,
If you would like to join a small, creative, friendly group to make a mosaic for the Green Patch, write a poem, learn a craft, have a coffee, make new friends? Then contact :-
Back To Books
0796 - 905 0891
email – Fingerprints07@hotmail.co.uk
Carole can also be found in The Mollie - our project base / studio / caravan on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you attend KBA and would like to become involved in our Threads and Chatter sessions our next session will take place at 3.15 on March 18th. For more information please contact Mr Rob Walker at The Kettering Buccleuch Academy