Workshop Two Monday 28th January 2pm to 5pm
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!
Adding colour to the edges
Phiona advising on techniques
Letters, stamps and inks at the ready
Adding a decorative border
Some beautiful thoughts
O in action!
R waiting to be machine stitched
Bravely moving into the 21st Century
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