Bridging Arts

Friday, 22 October 2010

More news from Harlesden - a bag and a rug

Hannah Walker reports on this week's class at the Asian Women's Resource Centre in Harlesden. The work seems to be going really well. Several women have already completed work, which will go on display at Willesden Green Library early next month, as part of Islamic Awareness Week.
And people are still bringing in other examples of their work.

Hannah has sent photos and background:
Daxa brought in a bag she made nearly twenty-five years ago when she was a young girl in India. It's decorated in small pieces of plastic that are glued on to the fabric's surface and is a type of embellishment that she learned from her mother.
 Pearla also brought in another rug she is making, this time using thick rug wool. Perla's 'Magic Loom' also makes crocheting easy to do and with this device, she plans to make a bed spread.