What a lovely and chatty meeting yesterday to have a look at what everyone has been up to in the workshops and it’s exciting to see the project coming together. There were loads of ideas buzzing around to think about how best to install the great work that has been going on.
We have an amazing number of lengths for posts and lampposts of all colours shapes and sizes. There are animals (knitted and sewn) starting to appear. Over a hundred ceramic birds and some great flags, textiles and sculptural pieces are coming on fast. As well as these we are working on creating banner backgrounds for some of the work that the children are up to on a Thursday evening.
It feel really close now and we are starting to work on an installation plan. We dropped by Letherby Triangle yesterday, looking much better now that the Council had cut the grass, and played about with the birds. Luckily enough the man who is going to cut the trees was passing and, because he saw us there, he stopped to chat. We have worked out where he is not going to chop off all those great low hanging branches (perfect for flocks of ceramic birds) and that will be a lovely install with the artist leading on that Elspeth Gardner.
It is a little busy and unfortunately we have cancelled tonight’s workshop at the Library but your weekly knitting fix in Mount Florida will still be there with the workshop at CARCAP on Thursday
PS: I am meeting up with the designer tomorrow who is going to take the children’s designed letters to turn them into a big welcome banner for the Games… looking forward to seeing how that might look !