Friday, February 20, 2015

February Member's Day

A very productive day at the studio on Saturday with members working on various projects. The day was fuelled by delicious home made cakes too which is always a bonus!

Travelling books were completed 

 Mickey tried her hand (very successfully) with machine embroidery.

Some of us tried to focus on pieces for the exhibition and to get at least near to finishing a project.


Thanks also to Josie who brought along lots of finished mounted pieces and inspired us with ideas for displaying our work.

 We all had a very enjoyable day and agreed it was great to just be able to sew with no distractions!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blackpool Treasure Trove Update

Our Treasure Trove group enjoyed a second session with Costumologists last week.  We made several collages of Blackpool images and it was scissors and glue sticks at the ready as we started to piece together some thought provoking images.
This session was in preparation for the decision making at our next get together when we will discuss and hopefully decide what form our pop up museum is going take!

We are all looking forward to working together and watching the project taking shape.

It is all quite exciting and inspiring and the sessions have triggered off a lot of discussions about Blackpool past, present and future!

We are very fortunate to have access to all the photographs and entertainment memorabilia in the Blackpool Heritage Collection which we are using to reference our work

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tactile Textiles

The group have been busy and are on target to produce 25 finished blankets by the end of February.
These can then be sent out to the support groups for use.  

We have also produced a set of instructions so that anyone who would like to make one for a relative or friend can make a blanket of their choice.

Instructions can be found here:

An alternative link will be provided soon if this one proves problematic