Making a Lockdown Legacy panel as part of the Loving Earth Project

The Lockdown Legacy project is a part of the Loving Earth Project, focusing on how the Covid Lockdown has affected our relationship with the environment. This Zoom event will help you develop or get  started on making a textile panel as part of thisproject in any style. If you have already started on your panel (on your own or at another workshop), there will be opportunities to discuss how to develop the design, overcome specific textile challenges, think about how to finish it, and also your ideas for your action on the environment. 

You’ll be invited to do a little preparation from home in advance of the event if you wish and will be welcome to join our online chats for panel-makers as your panel progresses, if you like.

Led by Lottie Percival and Linda Murgatroyd

Free . Advance booking essential via Sustainable Merton  

More information about Sustainable Merton’s Loving Earth Lockdown Legacy project is here


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Par Amour de la Terre

The small group of people who came together to take forward the Loving Earth Project in France is continuing to meet to share experiences of where the meditation and project is leading them. They would be happy to hear from others who have participated in the meditation, whether alone or at a Loving Earth Project workshop and would like to join their group.
Some of them have set up a simple website at https://projetparamourdelaterre.wordpress.com/ 
They would welcome suggestions and offers of practical support in developing the project in France (and francophone countries). Please contact them directly at paramourdelaterre.2020@gmail.com  if you are interested.


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New Stitch workshops

Lottie Percival, who made the textile videos for us is kindly offering a short series of stitch workshops by Zoom in February and March, for people who want to learn new skills to use in making their Loving Earth panels.
These are run independently and are £6 each. Advance booking essential. Details on our Events page
Lottie is an artist with a textile background, working in multiple mediums. She  works as an Artist in Residence and technician in a school environment and also runs a variety of creative workshops and classes for adults.

Loving Earth Conversation Friday 8th January

We’re preparing for an interesting conversation, exploring what we can do ourselves and with others – from the local community to the international organisations- to address the challenges of environmental breakdown. We are pleased to welcome Stella Weinrich to join the conversation from a local government perspective.
Book your place in advance  .Sadly, Jo Hand from Giki.earth is unable to join us after all, but do have a look at Giki’s website to find out more about ways to reduce your carbon footprint. You could take their Giki.badges app with you shopping too; if you scan the bar codes it will tell you how sustainable the product is. Easy!

2021: a year of changes to save the future?

2021 kicks off with an exhibition of over 80 Loving Earth textile panels at the Robert philipps Gallery, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton on Thames (Covid permitting), and a panel discussion exploring what we can do about the issues raised by panel-makers. Courses and workshops organised by Woodbrooke and Quaker Arts Network accompany the exhibition and offer different ways for people to join the project and explore how we might make changes without becomeing overwhelmed by the environmental crisis. While you’re stuck indoors this winter, why not take the opportunity to reflect creatively with us and commit to an action to help care for what you love? Then you could make a textile panel to inspire others!
Details on our Events page

Meditation video now available in French/Vidéo de méditation maintenant disponible en français

Our meditation video has been translated into French by our friend Marion Heyl ready for our French creators to use both alone and with groups. Click the link below or visit our International page to view the video.

Notre vidéo de méditation a été traduite en français par notre amie Marion Heyl prête à être utilisée par nos créateurs français à la fois seuls et en groupe. Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous ou visitez notre page internationale pour visionner la vidéo.

Meditation Video