Women of the Cloth have teamed up with some local community groups to teach feltmaking workshops during their summer festivals.
First up is Vauxhall City Farm on Saturday 4th June .
Vauxhall City Farm is the most centrally located farm in London. They specialise in educational, recreational and therapeutic services and activities ranging from school trips, workshops, gardening projects and birthday parties to Riding for the Disabled.
As part of their Spring Spectacular we have been invited to run a day of feltmaking workshops in the new Education Centre, and you can also enjoy spending time with the farm animals and having refreshments in the Old Dairy Cafe.
We’ll be making felt flowers at the morning session, then phone cases using a resist technique in the afternoon. Sign up for one or both at £12 per session. Book your places direct with the Farm here.
Next we’ll be at Brixton Windmill on Sunday 26th June.
Brixton Windmill turns 200 years old in 2016 and there will a number of celebrations throughout the year. Although there were probably mills in the area in the Middle Ages, the earliest evidence of a windmill in Lambeth dates from the 16th century. At least 12 sites have existed, though the maximum number of mills at any one time was at the beginning of the 19th century, when there were five working in Lambeth, including Brixton Windmill, which has been lovingly restored.
For the bicentenary celebrations it recently displayed beautiful new sailcloths, designed by local team Eley Kishimoto.
We Women of the Cloth will be running drop in sessions making felt flowers during the Brixton Windmill Festival on 26th June, 2-4pm.