The Glendale Women’s Cafe workshop – #stencillingisforthemany

This morning took me to the South Side of the City, a community cafe by the name of The Glendale Women’s Cafe. I was to meet there ladies who meet once a week in that community led Cafe with a charitable status to catch up and take part in many activities from Arts and Crafts to Massage. Its on Shields Road, Glasgow you know around the corner from the school of the same name !

So one French lady (that would be me) spent the morning teaching stencilling by the Scottish architect Mackintosh to a bunch of Pakistanis ladies how random can you get … We just had so much fun… They did so well… we ate cake, drank tea and stencilled roses and squares to start with…

But the aim was to learn to stencil on fabric so that they could stencil the name of their cafe on a bag for life from the stencil I hand cut for them.

What a creative bunch… They will spend the next four or five weeks decorating the rest of the bag with embroideries, sequins and various other goodies.

Now that’s my kind of girls, a real local community with kids at the school around the corner, sharing life stories and laughter while making art.

I was there for a couple of hours running my workshop but really I could not leave… It felt like a big family home… Oh and I did get Hugs from everyone.

I cant wait to go back and see their result…. I did promise I would be back to say Hi !


Betty xx

Published by bettysbeautifullife

I am a Christie's trained artist born in France but living in Glasgow. I work with Eco Techniques like Natural dyes, Eco Printing and Indigo dyeing using recycled material. I learn, teach and share my techniques, I work with communities and travel to Asia

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