The Monday Matters
The Monday Matters evolved from a class which started in September 2006 at the Lindisfarne Adult Education Centre in Alnwick. Our inspiration was Margaret Kenny who taught us a variety of rag rugging techniques. The aim of the classes was to achieve NVQ qualifications and ran for two years, with those attending reaching NVQ level 2 in Creative Craft in Textiles.
One of our members is Jane Jackson who has gone on to establish herself as a respected textile designer
The ‘Matters’ meet weekly working on our individual projects and help to promote the traditional craft of rag rugging by undertaking demonstrations at various local shows and arts events. We are active members of ‘Sheep Tales’, using wool as a medium for much of our work.
As individuals we’ve also participated in various community projects lead by Margaret Kenny, including a wall hanging for the Seahouses Development Trust and another commemorating the Battle of Flodden which hangs in the Cheviot Centre in Wooler.
We’re keen to show that it’s not just rugs and wall hangings which can be created but also a variety of household and decorative items using mainly recycled materials.
The Monday Matters now meet on Monday mornings at the Longhoughton Community Centre, Park Road, Longhoughton, Alnwick, NE66 3JH and we welcome anyone who would like to join us.
For more information contact Liz Wood - 01665 606197 or 07715 313989