River Valley School Pupil's work - I do not name him for privacy reasons
sorry-O. It is because I have been devoting so much time to felting.
Thanks to so many of you who responded by sending me felting and other materials for River Valley School - I hope you can spot some of your materials in the photos. I loaded up the car last Friday and off I went to work with the students. After 13 hours in the classroom I now have about 80 felted squares (or more or less square, squares) that I am needle-felting onto a background to make them up into 5 banners that can be auctioned on 28th September. Many of the students enjoyed themselves so much they carried on making felt till the bell went!
The students had none of the over-20s inhibitions concerning art and design and just got on with the fun job of painting with wool on their layered roving canvas. Moustaches seem to be 'in' at the moment. We also had dinosaurs, flags, cosmic scenes, animae and abstract textural pieces. In fact many were made wonderfully textural by the addition of the lovely fabric and thread remnants (the latter I found are more frequently referred to as 'yarns' in Canada - it is a whole other language).
I think the school could make gift cards with many of the images, they are so good, or a calendar... I must ask the principal about that.... it is a definite possibility.
Currently they are laying gravel for the playground (the whole surface having been swept away by the Bow). And the contractors are in working round the clock, I was told, to get the classrooms back to functioning so that the students can all come back under one roof as soon as possible.
Thanks again to all those who donated. There were so many of you, you are the salt of the earth.
I will upload images of the finished panels when I have finished and photographed them.