- 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
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Way off, across the fields, St Edmund's Church, Warkton forms part of our view from The Green Patch and the Abvondale / Grange estate. During the summer Carole went to explore the church, and the newly restored Montagu Monuments with Ann-Marie Sandos, the Learning and Outreach Officer at Boughton House.
Ann-Marie was very keen to involve both Back To Books
and The Green Patch in a creative exploration
of the Montagu Monuments.
We began by making collages using photographs of
details of the monuments and adding drawings
and paint to express aspects of the monuments.
We later went on to create our own
salt dough memorial plaques.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
As part of Back To Books Project The View From Here, Phiona Richards and I will be holding free Threads and Chatter sessions at a as yet to be determined venue in the Avondale Grange Ward. If you live in this area and would like to take part follow this link and fill in the days that best suit you. These are free, family friendly sessions please add each adult and child that will be taking part. Particpants must live in the Avondale Grange Ward.
Please feel free to share the link with anyone else in the Avondale / Grange area you think might enjoy taking part.
This project has been made possible by funding from Health Belief - 51 Community Interest Companies raising money to address health inequalities across England, Scotland and Wales through The Health Lottery.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Sue had found some small pillow cases at the local scrap store and suggested to Carole that they might make good eco friendly shopping bags. Carole had some solar paints in her box of tricks and sent the group out to collect interesting leaves, flowers and grasses to make our solar prints from.
The fabric was dampened and the pint was applied
the leaves and flowers were laid on top and the pieces were carefully taken out into the sun so the paint could work it's photo magic! There were a few tricky moments, the wind kept twitching at the fabric, moving the carefully places stencils, the sun rain in and out of the clouds and finally everything had to be brought back inside as it began to rain!
After the shower passed and the sun returned the bags to be were taken out again to complete the developing process. We managed to create some beautiful, almost under water images and it was intriguing to see which leaves worked best.
we attached handles
stamped on The Green Patch
and left them ready to be fixed with a hot iron.