The preparation for the amazing City of Dandenong Cultural Threads Festival is underway. Margaret and myself are running workshops with community groups in and around Dandenong to create a huge public art installation centred in the brand new Civic Centre.
We have spent weeks opp shopping for blankets, sweaters and yarn. Why ? well eventually you will see - - its quite fun being at an opp shop sale - not quite the scrum to get in for a Boxing Day sale but still quite a crowd. We celebrate success.
Today we started with the Noble Park Country Women's Association. This wonderful group has been part of the community for at least fifty years, and not just scones and cream, they do lots of work to benefit the community. And wow, here's an example, show and tell of the latest lovely quilts made for the Queen Elizabeth Centre for Mothers and Babies.
These wonderful ladies then set to work stitching their words onto our recycled knitting
By the end of the session we had this to show Bravo ladies, and thank you, we are now well on the way to one sixth of the biggest part of the installation.
And so, back to Margaret's studio to finish off .......
I believe in a relaxed approach to work....it makes everything happen faster....
WOO HOO - KNOCK OFF TIME
AND OUR GREEN AND PURPLE IS PRETTY MUCH FINISHED
TOMORROW, A NEW GROUP, AND WE'LL BE WORKING IN RED
Thank you to the wonderful ladies of the Noble Park Country Women's Association, we enjoyed stitching with you.