Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday and added to the Railing Wrap, the central woven panel is now complete but there is still some space amongst the knotting and wrapping for more messages and memories to be added.
If you would like to add to it you can take along your own piece of fabric or look out for the bags of bits that will be left out at various times over the next few days..........
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
Join me on Saturday 24 September (12 till 3pm) in the Torrs riverside park to be part of this unique textile installation.
‘Railing wrap’ has caught the imagination of hundreds of people who have joined in to weave, knot and wrap recycled textiles onto the railings in the riverside park – at the same time posting their own private messages on the materials.
This is part of the New Mills festival which culminates with a lantern procession the same evening when the whole town turns out to parade through the Torrs to the sound of pagan drum beats before congregating for a firework display and live music.
Monday, 12 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
As part of this years New Mills Festival art students from New Mills School Business and Enterprise College are working with me to 'wrap the railings' down at Torrs Hydro. We will wrap, knot and weave using re-cycled textiles and over the next week the site will gradually be transformed.
Anyone can join in creating this installation by visiting the Hydro at the following times where I will be on site with everything you need to join in.
Wednesday 14 September 2pm - 6pm
Thursday 15 September 10am - 12pm
The 'railing wrap' forms part of the 'Woolly Wander' trail where artists, local community groups, individual knitters and crafting communities everywhere have collaboratively created the ‘Woolly Wander’: a knitted trail on the streets of New Mills. The whole town is dressed with woollies... look out for the main installation, the car cosy !!
Also on the "Woolly Wander" trail is another collaboration with art students from New Mills High School. The installation is displayed in a tree at the main entrance to the school.
Each pupil was asked to bring in an old item of clothing or fabric to weave into a label to hang outdoors on a tree. The students produced some sophisticated results. The work is not only beautiful but environmentally friendly. Each piece holds a bit of its maker‟s history or a story, name, or sentence in text.
Pupils looked at the traditions of hanging fabric in trees to make a wish for better health or a
prayer. Tibetan prayer flags slowly disintegrate and it is believed that the text and prayer
goes into the universe as it weathers and disappears.
Past, current and future exhibitions and workshops :
- New Mills Schools - 24 May - New Mills Heritage Centrel
- New Mills Original - 28 August -
- Made in New Mills - 28 November - New MIlls
- You can Rag Rug - 2 December - New Mills Original
- You can Rag Rug - 21 November - New Mills Original
- Exploring drawing - 19 November - New Mills Original
- You can Rag Rug - 18 November - New Mills Original
- Exploring drawing - 14 November - New Mills Original
- You can Rag Rug - 5 November - New Mills Original
- Exploring drawing - 11 November - New Mills Original
- Exploring drawing - 2 November - New Mills Original
- 10 ways to draw and more - 24 Oct - New Mills Original
- 10 ways to draw and more - 19 Oct - New Mills Original
- 10 ways to draw and more - 14 Oct - New Mills Original
- 10 ways to draw and more - 10 Oct - New Mills Original
- Derbyshire Open - 27 June - 4 September - Buxton
- Derbyshire Open Arts - 23-25 May 2009
- New Mills Spring Art Festival - 1-31 March 2009
- Dukinfield Library - 1-28 February 2009
- Made in New Mills - Providence URC - 6 December 2008
- Affordable Art - Bollington - 27 November 2008
- Macclesfield Library - 27 October to 1 November 2008
- Macclesfield College - 18-25 June 2008
- New Mills Heritage Centre - 26 May - 6 July 2008
- Derbyshire Open Arts - 24-26 May 2008
- Made in New Mills - Providence URC - 8 December 2008
Schools I have worked with :
- Ashton-under-Lyne - Canon Burrows Primary School
- Ashton-under-Lyne - The Heys Primary School
- Ashton-under-Lyne - Hurst Knoll Primary School
- Cheadle - Etchells Primary School
- Cheadle - Ladybridge Primary School
- Cheadle Hulme - Orrishmere Community Primary School
- Droylsden - Moorside Primary School
- Edale - Edale C E School
- Heald Green - Etchells Primary School
- Hyde - Greenfield Primary School
- Mossley - Milton St John Primary School
- New Mills - Newtown Primary School
- New Mills - St George's CE Primary School
- New Mills - Thornsett Primary School
- North Reddish - North Reddish Junior School
- Reddish - Dane Bank Primary School
- Sale - St Josephs Catholic Primary School
- Stalybridge - St Peters Catholic Primary School
- Stalybridge - St Peters Nursery School
- Stockport - Adswood Primary School
- Stockport - Alexandra Park Schools
- Stockport - Fairway Primary School
- Stockport - Ladybridge Primary School
- Stockport - Our Ladys Roman Catholic Primary School
- Tameside - Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council