Bridging Arts

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Our second week in Tooting

A hot afternoon in Tooting, for the second week of our short summer course there.We're working on our new packs and have a very lively and interesting group. Katherine Eves, Bridging Arts new intern, comes along to help me - and we have extra support from Eppy Evans, a wonderful first year student on the Royal School of Needlework foundation degree course.
We are working on the fish motif and there are lively discussions about its meaning. Abigail Sofourote points out that the fish is not only a symbol of Christ. Fish also make star appearances in many parts of the New Testament. Christ called his disciples 'Fishers of Men'.  There are at lest two miracles involving fish - the first when Christ (on board a fishing boat) oversees a fantastically prolific catch. The second when he works the miracle of the loaves and the fishes - finding enough to feed five thousand people.
On that note I promise to bring in the fish recipes contributed by other people who have worked the first pack.
Meanwhile, a loyal reader (knowing that I am keen on making bags!) sends over an interesting link to a blog unearthed on the Guardian. Thank you, Katrina!