Issue 9 Up Your Street

Up Your Street issue 9

Mon  Mar 12th  £2 1.30-4.30pm Stratford Old Town Hall. Tea Dance.

Thurs Mar 15th free No need to book 9.45am-2pm “Personalisation”

‘ WF and adult social care’ road show.

Chingford Assembly Hall

Sat Mar 17th free. Picturehouse opening hours. Stratford east Picturehouse.

Fortnight  exhibition begins of

RAGWORKS a  textiles recycling enterprise

featuring nursery rhymes and fairy tales.

free   noon -4pm Sarah Bonnell School behind Morrison’s

in Stratford.  Stratford Spring Fair. Stalls and info,

entertainment and food. Writers’ Competition corner.

                        free 1-6pm E17 Designers Special Mothers’ Day event

at The Mill E17.

                         £8  7pm St Mary’s Church, Walthamstow Village E17 “Aida”.

RAGWORKS, an enterprise.


Introducing RAGWORKS©

I work with discarded textiles which I collect from local clothing manufacturers. I design a pattern, usually a nursery rhyme character, and make and cut the pattern. Then I sew the design by hand using any embroidery stitches and colours onto a larger cloth to make an individual and unique wall-hanging (4′ x 2′ secured to bamboo hangers).

As well as providing scope to practise aesthetic crafting, RAGWORKS is suitable for group work, is therapeutic, accessible to most people, a good tool to manage dementia, an art and craft form, skills-based, a recycling project , a springboard for reminiscence, good fun, anxiety-free, provides sections of work so that everyone shares and learns something.

On March 17th RAGWORKS goes to exhibition at the Stratford Picture House E15  for a couple of weeks.

Gillian Lawrence.  Jan 31st 2012 London.