Anne-Marie has woven these beautiful brooches which will be given as gifts to people who have contributed to a crowdfunding project for the Spon Spun Festival. Thank you Anne-Marie.
For more information regarding the Spon Spun Festival, follow this link
Banner making and parading through the streets of London on 10th June 2018
The Weavers’ Workshop were invited to take part in a group banner-making session as part of celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage. A number of making sessions took place at the Oasis cafe, the Foleshill Women’s Training Centre and at Eaton House where participants stitched pansies in the style and colours of the suffragette movement, green, purple and white. To these we added the names of people who inspired us – both men and women and then attached them to a printed graffiti wall, stitched with words relevant to women’s fight for the vote such as justice and equality, along with a the striking image of a suffragette.
A group of us involved in the banner making, including weavers Janet and Sara, travelled down to London on 10th June to join tens of thousands of other women marching from Marble Arch to the Houses of Parliament to mark the extraordinary battle by the suffragists and suffragettes for the women’s vote, finally achieved in 1918. The day of the march was remarkable for the fellowship, atmosphere and sheer numbers involved from across the UK. There were many glorious banners on show including our own, demonstrating the importance and value women attach to their right to vote and it was a privilege to be part of this historic moment. The banner project was ably led by Anne Forgan and Mindy Chillery of ArtSpace and the weavers were pleased to be able to contribute and be part of a conversation about what the vote means to us.
Today we met several lovely people at the Cafe who tried their hands at weaving flowers and what a super bouquet was made by them. Everyone enjoyed the morning (including weavers). Thanks for inviting us.
Beautiful place, steeped in history. Coventry’s first Cathedral
Weavers are taking part in the Warwickshire Open Studios Art Trail at the Weavers House
121 Upper Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BQ
Times 10 till 12
Mondays 18th and 25th June
Thursdays 21st and 28th June
This Saturday 16th June
Open 11 am till 4pm
The Weavers’ Workshop will be closed on Monday 28th
Weavers are currently helping to make textile pansies which will become part of a banner. The banner will be paraded with other city’s designs on 10th June in London. Very exciting indeed.
Here are a few of us at the Central Library in Coventry on 17th of February 2018.
We demonstrated woven Spring flowers using simple weaving sticks. A good day and plenty of takers.
Beautifully made, could be useful to store weaving sticks, pencils etc. Grand job Linda!