The Crafty Owl Studio shop and courses are up and running again.  All sessions are run in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.

Group Projects

Annie and Kev have run a number of community and group projects over the past few years, here are a few of them …..

Welburn Hall school

Annie worked with Welburn Special School in North Yorkshire to create this large hanging. Each child made a panel to show something they loved about the school. The panels were painted, printed, drawn, appliqued and stitched. The hanging is displayed in the large wood panelled hall.

Ampleforth College Prep School

Another project Annie worked on was at Ampleforth College Prep School. Students worked in a variety of media to create a display of their work, silk-painting shown here.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Whilst working at the Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire, Annie also worked with local schools and groups in a variety of media and techniques including rag rugging and banner making.

Community groups

Kev and Annie have run many sessions for community groups including Guides and Brownies, WI, Church groups, school groups and for museums including:

rag rugging at the National Mining Museum…

…and Christmas wreath making at the Piece Hall, Halifax:

Piecemakers group

Both Annie and Kev were part of the Piecemakers group who designed and created the Arts Council funded display ‘Halifax’ which is on permanent display in Halifax Library adjacent to the Piece Hall.

Annie was Artistic Lead both for this project and also the ‘Celtic Ogham’ project the group later produced – a large exhibition of 21 hangings featuring 21 indigenous trees and shrubs, their folklore, botany, pharmacological and religious links.

Mining exhibition

She also ran a project with a group of ex-miners and their wives in Swillington to create a traditional rag rug as part of a mining exhibition at Lotherton Hall. The rug is now on permanent display in the hall.

Elland lockdown banner

Both Kev and Annie were artistic lead on a recent project to make the Elland Lockdown Banner. This comprised of individual panels made by members of the local community in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and is now on display in Elland Library.