Belle Vue Map Workshop

Today’s workshop with the residents of Belle Vue was lovely. We were in their beautiful conservatory, using the big table as a print table for the morning. So along with printing dozens of houses, we made some pennants and MORE pom-poms! (We need a lot so if you fancy making some green ones for us….)

We got through a lot of wet wipes as that red printing ink is very sticky! Luckily no one seemed to mind😄

In all, about half a dozen residents were involved with the activities, with several others keeping an eye to make sure we did a good job. It was interesting to find out where people lived before they came to Belle Vue; Second Avenue, King Edward Street and Warwick Street were all mentioned. 

We chatted about what we liked to do in and around Heaton too, deciding that it’s a lovely area, with great shops, lots of cafes and all the green spaces. People enjoy shopping, watching the dogs play in the park and stopping in one of the cafes for a nice cuppa!

  Pom Pom earrings anyone?

What has been lovely about this project has been working across ages and abilities. Everyone has enjoyed getting involved with making the maps and I hope that lots of people will come along to see the final outcome on the day of the Festival – JUNE 27 Don’t Forget!!

The final workshop is with St Gabriel’s Brownies on Friday – see you ther Brownies!

Published by Donna Cheshire Textiles

I am a professional textile artist specializing in Appliqué and Free Motion machine stitching. In order to create a unique colour palette, I hand dye my own fabrics and then use these to create the landscapes and coastal scenes recorded in my sketchbook. I often incorporate recycled or vintage fabrics in my work - they add meaning to the story the work is telling. I love being so close to the Northumbrian coast and countryside and I especially like taking time walk and draw these stunning landscapes

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