I was selected by Nottingham Castle and Museum and Art Gallery to create an interactive wall hanging for the family room. This was completed in 2010.
The work consisted of a background of appliqued felt, the theme was “by the sea”, and including a painted shipwreck and seaweed. The finished size was 3 metres by 1 metre. All the sea creatures, plus mermaid and beach hut, were quilted and detailed with free machine embroidery, as individual pieces. They were made with Velcro on the back of each one. This enabled the children to move them around and create their own story board.
I really enjoyed creating this giant fuzzy felt picture, and from this was then commissioned to run two “make and take” workshops with children, to make their own sea creatures at a workshop in Wollaton Hall called “Under the Water”, which saw the launch of the “Beyond the Sea” gallery.