Thank you to all those that participated at Nottingham Castle on 21 & 22 Aug, the project was well received with a total of 65 nametapes completed. Publicity for the project has covered much of Nottinghamshire, some call out articles in the press include Nottingham Evening Post, Worksop Guardian, Newark Advertiser, Mansfield & Ashfield Chad, Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, also East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.
200 tapes have been sent out in the post with approx. 100 still to be returned. If you have requested a stitch pack in the post could you please try to return it in the SAE by 19th September? If you would like to take part please contact Joy Pitts at www.joypitts.co.uk/contact.php
The canvas is growing daily with 89 name tapes currently assembled, thank you to everyone who has sent letters of thanks and included details of their families military history.
The work in progress will be available to view at the preview of the exhibition Future Fields on Sunday 5 Oct 2014, 2-4 pm at Rufford Craft Centre, Rufford Abbey Country Park,near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. NG22 9DF. www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/ruffordcraftcentre
I will also be running a workshop to complete more nametapes at this event.
Other news from Joy Pitts studio -
Autumn selected open exhibitions
6th – 28th Sept. 2014 at Thoresby Estate Courtyard & Gallery, NG22 9EP. Please come along to the private view sat 6th Sept. 12 – 14.00.
8th Sept. – 10 Oct. 2014 at The King George Gallery, DE7 5HS.
2nd – 13th Oct. at Norwich Cathedral, NR1 3JQ.