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Blog Post: Gayle Heath

By Gayle Heath

31st December 2019

Just a quick update to everyone about my progress over the last couple of weeks.
My community project of a sleeping mat for a rough sleeping is coming along nicely. Would love some help with it though. As I am on crutches at the moment it is taking longer than I would like, so please come along to Studio One & weave a row or two, it is really simple & I will be there to help. It is such a worthwhile cause, I have made several of these & they are always so appreciated by people in need.
A couple of photos from my workshops, the woven coaster class was really productive, the children really enjoyed themselves. The knitted rag rug class was popular with everyone well started on their rugs, bag or cushion, one participant has nearly finished their bag already.
Sneak peek photo of my main project underway.
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First Impressions: Claire Delaney

Open Studio Project, 17th December 2019.
by Claire Delaney

First impressions. Saviour the excitement of the beginnings, before coming here each day becomes the norm. The thrill of a good coffee made for me from the groovy little cafe. The six of us artists making homes in our corners. As we cover pinboards with our inspirations.

Being creatively curious.

The challenge for me to draw my carnival of characters, who will reveal their stories in the coming weeks as my project takes shape. What comes first the words or the pictures? Actually both for me , as I cut up magazines to make my vision boards.

Lovely conversations in our studio while we encourage each other and share ideas, techniques and practices. Life stories overlap and friendships blossom. People wander in and chat while we work.

What a wonderful way to spend the summer and such a great opportunity for creative connections.