Saturday, 25 September 2010
Trevor Pitt of Pod Projects would like to invite all the makers of the knitted salon benches and their friends to a celebration of 'Flock of Benches at,
321, Bradford Street
on TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 6pm
Zarah, pictured here putting our bench together, is talking about how the London bench was made, in all it's Herdwick glory, by so many of you.
It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other knitters of planks from all over the country and have a good old chat.
We would like to congratulate Celia Ward and East London Textile Arts for their touching display in our window. Women from many different faiths, joined together at St. Barnabas Church, to embroider alphabets and animals. Women who couldn't make it to the church, were visited by an out- reach worker, who delivered sewing materials. That even included women from Malancrav, a small village in Transylvania who have their own alphabet!
On the wall is a large hanging showing some of the animals which have been lovingly stitched.
We love this community's work because they have pro longed and enhanced the life of their embroidery by photographing it and reproducing it by making decorative papers and greetings cards on a desk top printers. All the cards and papers are for sale and the money goes back into the community fund. They have designed charming repeating patterns and packaged everything beautifully. The papers would be lovely for wrapping presents of covering books.
To learn more about this project visit www.eastlondontextilearts.org