Thursday, 31 January 2019

The Eloquent Fold - A Love Letter to Corby - Session Two

Workshop Two​ Monday 28th January 2pm to 5pm

C for Corby - Corby is Generous
one of Phiona's embellished samples

Phiona  showed the group a variety of ways to embellish their letters and add thoughts about living in Corby.  She also set up a sewing machine in the upper area so that people could add some machine stitching to their work. This proved a popular addition to the day and throughout the session people passing by stopped to peer over the bookcases to se what was going on. We had lots of lovely passing conversations and people saying they wished they had been able to take part.


Materials and spaces laid out in preparation, Phiona is wonderful at organising space and materials so that everyone has basic essentials close to hand and my stash of stamps were once again pressed into action! 


Before embellishment


Adding colour to the edges


Phiona advising on techniques


Letters, stamps and inks at the ready


Adding a decorative border


Some beautiful thoughts 


Wonderful place
Crafts
Sewing
Care
Groups
Shops
Family
people
Paint


O in action!


R waiting to be machine stitched


Real
Rooftop Gallery
Rambunctious
Resurgent


Warm
Kind


Generous


Love
Community


Forward Thinking
Friendly
Motivated


Corby
Bravely moving into the 21st Century
Myriad
Eclectic


Warm
Sew


Love

The participants all left feeling happy, relaxed, having learnt new skills and expressed positive thoughts about their town. The Librarians were bowled over by the fantastic results. Can't you just imagine these letters forming words and the words forming flags, what a celebration of Corby welcome that would be!

The Eloquent Fold are Carole Miles and Phiona Richards


Cultivate

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