Now for the easy part...just a few stitches needed? (Aug-Oct 2019)

Well maybe a little more work was involved than just a few stitches!

Well maybe a little more work was involved than just a few stitches! Having been amazed at the depth of heritage content in this area and at the drawings that were produced, it was now time for the textile team to dazzle everyone with the speed and quality of their work.

‘Making Workshops’ were held once per month – a hive of activity for 3-4 hours on a Saturday at the Ashingdon Elim church hall:

  • Hearing about the history that underpins the latest drawing.
  • Discussing the historical content for the next drawing being produced.
  • Talking to the artists about how they had translated words into artwork.
  • Sorting out the packs for people to work on and taking delivery of finished items.
  • Stretching the next frame, sewing the title and date areas, stitching the background.
  • Learning a new sewing technique, getting to grips with tracing using a lightbox or how to use bondaweb for the appliqué.
  • Artists amazed at their drawings coming to life before their eyes.
  • …and of course lots of chat, tea, coffee and the occasional cake (as long as sticky fingers didn’t get close to the tapestry!).