Today the back to basics space was buzzing with activity with a bunch of volunteers sharing their working techniques, ideas and inspirations. Maria explained how she produces her beautifully crafted textile compositions using a 'cutwork' technique as a base and local folklore/poetry as subject matter. Maria also made a stunning textile design (see images below) and Angela tried it out for herself with Maria's guidance; look out for the results appearing in the window space soon.
Maria explaining her technique to the group and
below her great design for the Back to Basics window.
Reese, has been making more template cars to add to the growing collection of paper sculptures invading the shelves at Back to Basics.
Angela worked on her small, intricate, peak district inspired pieces using hand embroidery techniques.
And in anticipation of tomorrows alternative eco toy making workshop Amy has been sketching ideas for new 'creature characters' to make up.
Looking forward to tomorrow's blog!