Monday, 14 July 2014

Fine in Dande....

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.


1 comment:

  1. Fantastic colours. Cant wait to see it installed.

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