Margaret has demonstrated the making of these useful and colourful baskets and here are the results, well done Weavers
Pass The Smile For Ben
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Go Gold window competition, we think that everyone was a winner, Earlsdon (and beyond) looked amazing.
Thank you to our judges – Coventry’s Lord Mayor Linda Bigham, Jayne Innes, Councillor Kindy Sandhu and Stephen Humphries from Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group – CCLG – they had a really tough job deciding on the awards.
And the winner of the GOLDEN SHOP WINDOW is…
Drum roll please…
🌟 Albany Cycles 🌟
Tied in runners-up place were Myrtles Coffee, The Weaver’s House and Cards, Balloons n’ Things.
The HIGHEST FUNDRAISER OF THE MONTH goes to…
🌟 Hearsall Community Academy 🌟
The school raised £556.95 for Ben’s fund through gold ribbon badge sales and a uniform with a gold twist day.
Special mentions to Cards, Balloons n’ Things, Russells Garden Centre for their fundraising throughout the month, and to the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team for their Go Gold match.
The BEST HOME WINDOW DISPLAY goes to…
🌟 Harry and James Crowther 🌟
The Lord Mayor visited Albany Cycles this afternoon to award the trophies. She said that she was really impressed by the community going gold and all the windows and displays looked amazing. She also said it was wonderful that the community had come together to do such a positive thing at such a sad time.
Thank you to everyone who took part, including…
Misty Flip, E11evanses Brunch Bar, Perkins and Sons, Street, Emily’s cafe, Millsy’s Cafe Bar, The Royal Oak, Kate Hattersley Opticians, Friends of Spencer Park, Earlsdon Primary School, Lean Body Vision, The Earlsdon Running Club, Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library, Beer Gonzo, Coventry Building Society, The Royal Bengal, Kensington Studio, The Hair Room Coventry, Payne Associates, Friswell’s Picture Gallery Ltd, Mooch, Sage Coffee Shop, Grants Hairdressing Earlsdon, Refined Skin Care & Beauty, Pilgrims Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, Vapesales Earlsdon, Penny Ann Interiors, Noiseworks, Taylors Butchers, The Enchanted Florist, Albany Club Earlsdon, Drama Tots Coventry, Coffee Tots. Massive apologies if we’ve missed anyone!
Thank you to everyone who took badge boxes too. You are all amazing.
Thanks to Hannah Talbot for organising and CCLG for supporting.
What shall we do next year?
Visitors and passers-by during September will have noticed our beautiful gold-themed window.
The woven gold decorations are for Be Bold Go Gold in memory of Ben Crowther. Ben loved visiting us, and had some happy times here. In honour of him, The Weavers’ Workshop created the display to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The Workshop will be closed on August Bank Holiday 26th August 2019
Open on Thursday morning as usual at 10 a.m.
The Weavers’ Workshop were invited to Poppy Court in Willenhall last Tuesday (July 9th) – it is a sheltered housing complex for over 55’s which puts on activities for residents to suit a range of needs.
Not sure what to expect we took along sticks and peg looms and invited The Bigger Weave tapestry project to join us as part of its ongoing tour of Coventry’s communities.
What a good time was had by all – with Violet, Margaret, Rose, and Karen setting to on the peg looms and sticks to produce a series of woven pieces they could enjoy in their rooms – all ably supported by Sandra, Beryl and Sara.
Rose purchased a set of sticks in order to make flowers for the blanket squares she is knitting. She proudly showed us her intricately knitted cardigans – too warm to wear now but gorgeously comfortable when the colder weather comes.
The Bigger Weave meantime offered an opportunity for residents Pat, Madge, Elsie, Carol, Breda and co-ordinator Kymme to contribute to the developing Coventry skyline – engaging in simple tapestry weaving techniques under the able guidance of Diane and Dasi. The tapestry is making good progress and residents were delighted to add their own little piece of weaving to the whole.
Carol’s pom pom blankets made on a simple wooden frame with nails were lovely and unusual – she was also a fan of the lucet and had some interesting samples of braid work she had done.
Conversation and ideas flowed as smells of lunch percolated through the dining room – all agreed it was an inspired morning filled with crafty ideas and companionship.
N.B. The Bigger Weave Project is jointly funded by Coventry Umbrella Club and Coventry City of Culture Trust ‘The Road to 2021’ Fund.
Herbert Art Gallery 15th June – this event went really well with the public joining in with weaving activities. Other activities took place included sketch Coventry, singing, dancing and crafts.
Sketch Coventry seems to have captured a couple of us on our stall.
The project has been displayed and worked on by members of the workshop and members of the public at Coventry Cathedral. Notice how the work and the windows compliment each other. Beautiful.
An interesting project, much enjoyed by participants
The Workshop will be closed on Monday 6th and Monday 27th May.