DFWI wall hanging – Biggin’s brick.

biggin brick wi 2The DFWI CENTENARY WALL HANGING PROJECT is a project to create a wall hanging.  The idea is that each group will contribute a “brick” to the hanging to celebrate 100years of Derbyshire Federation of WIs. The DFWI provided a rectangle of fabric. As a group we started with several ideas at the start of this January.

Ultimately we decided that we wanted to show different aspects of Biggin’s natural environment given that we live in the Peak National Part  and that Biggin Dale is part of a national nature reserve.  We began by handing the raw materials to Jennie, a very talented artist, who worked with fabric paints to create this stage of the “brick.”  Jennie had never worked with fabric paints before beginning this project and one of the difficulties was that the paint changed colour as she dried it with a hairdryer!

The next step is to embellish Jennie’s art with embroidery and beadwork – though we are all agreed it looks splendid as it is!