This month we got together to create a fabric patch for the Cumbria people’s patchwork! The people’s patchwork being created by The Quilters Guild and BBC Cumbria to celebrate 50 years of local radio sewing communities together. We created a 10″/25cm patch featuring something we love about the Cumbria like sheep, fells, rivers, mayflies or topiary. The patches were … Read moreJuly 2017 – Cumbrian Patchwork
This month we combined science and creativity as we all created electric sculptures! Basically, you create an electric circuit using salt dough as your wires. By using conductive and non-conductive dough cleverly, you can create dough sculptures which light up, buzz or even move! We had a fun and challenging time trying to make our … Read moreApril 2017 – Electric Sculptures
In March we had a challenge! It is really great getting to work in the magnificent space which is the Engine Bay in the Eden Arts Old Fire Station (thanks Eden Arts!), but it has always struck me that something is missing……a fire engine! So we made one! As a group we created a magnificent fire engine … Read moreMarch 2017 – Build a Fire Engine!
In our January Session we learnt how to crochet with the help of the wonderful Sandra Kendal. 5 of the people who attended had never crocheted before, after the 2 hours they could crochet! It was all in aid of #turnpenrithpurple which saw Penrith covered in purple crochet and knitting in February 2017. It was a … Read moreJanuary 2017 – Crocheting Penrith Purple!
Well well well, we had our first ever Myriad Studio evening! We had a great time doing high speed drawing – yes, high speed drawing is exactly what you think it is. We set up a few random and interesting objects to draw and gave the group 20, 10, 5, or 2 minutes to draw each one. … Read moreDecember 2016 – High Speed Drawing and Stickman!