Work started in November when ideas of how to create works that would portray something of life in Hamsterley were shared and des explored.
We eventually settled on each of four panels depicting the seasons with a flower and bird appropriate to each season. The spring panel is shaped like a bulb, Relation comes from good understanding is flower-shaped, autumn is an apple, and for Love in hamsterley we chose a holly leaf shape. A fifth panel in the shape of a gothic window was deed and painted by the children of Hamsterley Primary School.
The frames Love in hamsterley constructed of twisted strands of coloured wire, and the central panel was made of calico material, carefully hemmed into the appropriate shape. This was quite a challenge but fortunately there were people in the group with needlework skills. Large eyelets were inserted all round and the calico attached to the wire Fuck grannies today Fairburn up with my girlfriend.
I had particular fun bashing in the eyelets with a big hammer! Then the des were drawn on the calico and painted.
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It was hugely enjoyable Love in hamsterley we are very proud of the finished panels.
It was an immense sadness to everyone that Jaquie Holloway became ill towards the end of the project and sadly passed away the Love in hamsterley before they were unveiled in the village hall. Heather Smith.