My daughter returns to school after the half term break tomorrow but there’ll be no sitting down for me. On Tuesday and Wednesday I’m attending a masterclass in feltmaking by Rutsuko Sakata. Rutsuko’s work is very different to mine and I’m really looking forward to learning new techniques.
Before I have chance to recover from this two day intensive training I’ll start work with six primary schools in Skipton to produce wall hangings in felt. I’ve been fortunate to be chosen to work with the Mart Theatre to deliver workshops to local schools. Each school will produce a wallhanging to their own theme (so far we have: culture, sense of place, sense of community, seaside, worldcup) which will be displayed at the Art in the Pen show in August and then at the premises of HML in Skipton. HML is the sponsoring company whithout which this project wouldn’t be happening. I hope to show you some of the children’s work over the next few weeks. It’s an exciting time.