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'Drop in & Stitch' at Mattishall

Mattishall's artist in residence Lisa Little has been holding a series of 'Drop in & Stitch' workshops at the Memorial Hall, with villagers sharing stories about Mattishall over a cup of tea and some sweet treats. Lisa has encouraged participants to jot down memories relating to village life in a note book, from which she has selected prominent stories to embroider onto tea towels. Some have chosen to do their own embroidery or have used fabric pens to put down their designs. 

As well as recalling skills that haven't been used for years, the sessions have allowed participants to engage over a shared topic - Mattishall - and learn much about each other in the process. The sessions continue this week at Mattishall Memorial Hall, drop in between 10:30 - 4pm and leave a lasting memory of the village in Lisa's journal. All events are free and everyone is welcome!

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Mattishall residents with artist Lisa Little

Mattishall residents with artist Lisa Little

Exploring memories through stitch

Exploring memories through stitch

Getting creative with textiles

Getting creative with textiles

Memories of Mattishall 

Memories of Mattishall 

Sarah's Sewing Workshop Produces Spin Off

Necton's latest sewing workshop proved a hit with residents, who have enjoyed these relaxed sewing craft sessions so much that they have decided to continue their Friday morning meet up, after the residency has finished. 

The ladies in attendance have enjoyed sharing both their forgotten and newly learnt skills, under the guidance of specialist print and textile artist Sarah Harley - who holds her final mono print workshop tomorrow (Saturday 7th October, 10am - 12pm). The participants used recycled fabrics and felt to create their first festive decorations of the season, using Sarah's vintage sewing machine. All of the works created over the 4 different workshops will be exhibited at Necton Community Centre on Saturday 28th October (10am -12pm) where Sarah will also be sharing the first glimpse of her new comic, which documents her experiences of Necton and the locals that she has met throughout her residency.  

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Necton Welcomes Sarah Harley for the First Silver Social Artist Workshop

A fantastic start to the Silver Social Project, with the first of our artist workshops already underway. Held by specialist print and textiles artist Sarah Harley, she begins her residency at Necton Rural Community Centre with the first of two sewing based workshops (next one Friday 6th October 10am - 2pm), out of a total of four workshops (mono printing takes place Friday 29th September & Saturday 7th October, both 10am - 12pm).

Sarah welcomed both experienced and novice crafters as she demonstrated the use of her vintage Singer sewing machine, no electricity required! Over a cup of tea and a biscuit, she talked the group through how to create a bespoke phone or glasses case out of recycled wool jumpers, as well showing them examples of home made bunting and a range of different patch work techniques. With plenty of materials at hand, the group could get stuck in!

Through conversation and interaction with members of the group, Sarah will create a comic based on her experiences during the residency, which will be exhibited along with creations by members of the group from the four different workshops. The exhibition takes place at Necton Rural Community Centre on Saturday 28th October, 10am - 12pm - join us for coffee and cake!

All events are part of the Silver Social artist residencies and are free to attend! Join us for the next event in Necton or one of the other target villages (Ashill, Mattishall, Harling and Shipdham), full details on our Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Workshop participants show off their creations in Necton

Workshop participants show off their creations in Necton