Our wall hanging – symbol of our identity!

At One World to Share our 2nd residential 5 day course held at Hazelwood Castle near Leeds we decided we wanted to run a wall hanging project and produce our own ‘banner’. Financial support from Halifax Building Society and Yorkshire Arts made this possible.   Leeds textile artist Vicky Mitchell came to our next residential course at Ilkley and started working with us on the design.

The design represents the idea of breaking down barriers and bringing people together.  People shared many cups of tea, stories and ideas during its making. Once section has a series of fabric ‘hands’ drawn from participants own hands – in and amongst is the shape of a foot.  One participant Barbara had cerebral palsy and couldn’t place her hand flat to draw around it.  She found her own solution and placed her foot onto the fabric so someone could draw round it!

During the process of making it the wall hanging travelled to various community venues – a real collective effort!

 

Once our wall hanging was completed it had pride of place in the large workroom at Pecket Well College.

We also had postcards printed that helped us to publicise Pecket and our courses.

 

Wall hanging postcard - front

The postcards were used to tell people about Pecket and encourage contact when they posting them back to us!

 Wall hanging postcard back