The workshop is suitable for all levels of ability, from beginners interested in learning textile skills, to those with advanced textiles skills.
The workshop will be run by Vinny Stapley, a textile artist and teacher, who plans to work with a wide range of groups within the Milton Keynes community to create hundreds of Banners to commemorate those people who served in The Great War.
The Banners made will form part of a procession of Remembrance and a Dance Performance in Campbell Park in July 2015.
Vinny will come in with some materials, but it would also contribute to the project as a whole, if participants were able to bring in old WW1 photos or other mementos of family members to discuss and maybe integrate copies of these into their own banners.
It would be great if you could contribute some fabrics or old clothes in red, grey, white, black and cream colours to upcycle in the banners, but not essential.
The workshop is also suitable for those trying to build a portfolio demonstrating a range of techniques for entry to art college, or those that want to learn to stitch for pleasure.
The workshops are planned for: Saturday the18th of October and Saturday 8th of November.
For Further information and to book a place please contact:
WW1 on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/ww1/
The BBC have commissioned documentaries, research and drama to commemorate the Great War via the link above you can find their ‘Count Down to War’ Timeline, information about the men who signed up for WW1, clips of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ‘planting’ ceramic poppies at the Tower of London and this series looking at the stories of International Soldiers (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0239rlx)
Find us on Facebook to see what events and activities are taking place as part of Great War MK: http://www.facebook.com/GreatWarMK
Hosted by the Imperial War Museum, the First World War Centenary website provides resources and information about centenary events taking place across the country.