|Some of the students I was working with. This picture was in the News and Star|
After much stress and stitching I finally got the rings finished for the banner I've been making with Rockcliffe C of E Primary School. One of the teachers very kindly saved me much stress by putting the banner together for me ready for the torch parade through Carlisle. Whilst making the rings I realised that there is a very good reason why people don't make 3D banners; they're time consuming and don't hold their shape easily! However, the finished result was (I hope) worth all the effort.
|Patches ready for stitching|
|Stitching the patches together|
|Ring made and drying off|
I enjoyed working with the children and staff at the school so much and hope to work with them again. It was great working with enthusiastic people open to giving things a go and getting involved. After I'd worked with the children we did a 'parents evening' for parents and members of the community to come and see what the students had been up to and to have a go themselves. The patches resulting from this session were made into the red ring.
|The rings laid out in my living room-this thing is huge!|
|Detail of the rings|
|Green detail (collagraphs)|
|Red detail (screen print)|