The theme for Julia’s workshop was travel, holidays and the seaside
We started off by folding long pieces of lovely thick printing paper in to a concertina shape with a fold at the bottom of the paper to create a ‘pocket’ for placing prints, photographs etc inside the books
The next stage was to make book covers .
Then add coloured string to the inside the book to tie it together
After making the book we drew and cut out foam to create printing plates to print images for adding inside the books
Then roll out the ink and print the plates.
Two of the finished book.
Other books went home while the prints dried out, these will be added to the books at home.
Junes seahorse book
Thank you very much Julia. A lovely and informative workshop.
We are looking forward to seeing you again soon to share the ‘Wakes Week’ and Central Station memories that we spoke about today with people at Memory Lane Cafe.
Thank you also to LeftCoast for funding us, all the fantastic volunteers at Memory Lane Cafe for hosting today’s workshop and the participants who make all these workshops such a success. Really super work again.
Julia is undertaking a project about ‘Wakes Weeks’ and we welcome any more information memories or photographs about these traditional holidays and about Blackpool Central Train Station which was the main stop off point for visitors.
We began preparing for the glass art workshop with glass artists Colette Halstead
Using glass pieces and paints
We used these and other examples to give the participants a taste of the kind of work they could make during the workshop.
Before we started the glass was set out for people to look at and work with
Some of the examples used at the workshop
and the microwave oven ‘Hot Pot’
Colette showing the participants how to make brooches from cut glass pieces
making brooches with one in the ‘Hot Pot’
Then on to larger pieces of glass.
One with the Revoe logo design using a hand cut stencil by Mr Dee when we prepared for the workshop. Design logo courtesy of Lyn and David Butterworth.
Suzanne making her coaster
We also had the glass paints to create designs with on to the glass.
Everyone had a fantastic time with Colette today.
Thank you to everyone who took part we will be returning the fired work to everyone in the next two weeks .
Here are the fired brooches ready for the brooch pins to be attached
Here are some of the participants with their finished/ fired pieces
We have received great feedback for this workshop and would very much like to invite Colette back next year. Thank you to everyone who asked ‘When is Colette coming back? ‘ and filled in our feedback sheets.