Walking Day Banner


I have recently worked a lot at Cinnamon Brow CE Primary School in Croft, Warrington.  One piece I’m currently working on is a new banner for the schools walking day.  This is a new one for me and I’ve really enjoyed doing it.  After talking to the head we decided to incorporate the new school logo and the ‘educating today’s child for tomorrow’s world’ onto the banner.  The picture below shows the stage I’m up to now.

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This weekend I’ll be sewing this panel onto a bigger green velvet piece of fabric, quilting it, adding tab tops a ribbon trim and some gorgeous green pompoms!  More photos to follow!

‘The Last Supper’ from start to finish

I very often just post pictures of a finished piece of artwork with maybe one or two progress pictures.  I thought I’d show a piece coming together from start to finish so that you can hopefully appreciate the amount of work that goes into each piece.

1: Once a school decides on a theme, I draw out a design.  The story we worked on was ‘The Last Supper’ with the intention of it eventually being displayed in the school dining hall.

initial sketch

2: After a very busy day in school I bring all the completed work home and start to put it all together.

3: On an 8ft canvas I drew out the table, windows and scenes beyond.

4: Next I painted the walls and added trees.

5: The tablecloth and tiled floor were added next.

6: Some very funky Disciples and Jesus were then sat around the table.

7: Finally the table top, bread and wine etc. were sewn down.  Each piece can take around a week to complete, some take less time, others more.

Finished work

Finished the piece for Holland Moor Nursery School. My favorite part of my job is definitely delivering the art work.

I love to see the reactions from the children and staff (all good so far)!photo

Holland Moor Primary School in Skelmersdale

I’ve squeezed in a couple of hours today sewing together a canvas for the Nursery at Holland Moor Primary School in Skelmersdale.

I’ve spent two lovely days working with the children aged 2-3 on various art activities. All the work they produced will be put together to create an art pieces based on ‘nature’ for their new nursery. The finished piece will be 4ft wide by 6ft tall. The aim is to end up with a colourful and tactile piece which will be displayed in the story area of the nursery.

This piece will require lots of secure sewing and fastenings so that the little ones can feel and touch their artwork, but won’t be able to pull bits off!!
As the piece develops, I’ll post more photos.

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Stitching leaves

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Details of the piece

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Laid out ready to stitch