Inch ladies create beautiful wall art for community centre
A wonderful group of talented women from Inch community, supported by Catriona Cahill, participated in a Tipperary Education and Training Board Community Education course in ‘Art and Craft’ over a series of ten weeks this spring. The group consisted of over twenty women who created some wonderful up-cycled jewellery pieces from old broken jewels, re-cycled buttons, felt and fabric.
The finished article combined these with coloured wooden beads, jersey yarn and brooch pins to create a final wearable jewellery design piece. As part of the community education course the group were also supported, by the tutor Melissa Ryan, to use the skills they have learned to create a community piece of craft. The community craft piece resulted in a wonderful bright and colourful memorial “Wall Hanging”.
Each person within the group contributed to the creation of this wall hanging by adding personal touches with paint, creation of flowers, as well as hand sewing all the pieces onto the backing fabric. This piece of collective community education craft is now hanging proudly in the local Community Hall in Inch.
It was a delight to see such great energy and enthusiasm from each person involved. This course was facilitated by Melissa Ryan, Community Education tutor of the Tipperary ETB and thanks to all involved.
All agreed that this course was a great success to the parish of Inch. For further information on community education courses and opportunities please contact the Community Education Facilitator @ 067 31845