Creating a flower of paradise

flower-cpd-web-smallOver 30 women of many faiths and backgrounds came together to create a flower in felt during 2016 Inter Faith Week.  Funded by Near Neighbours, the workshops were ably led by Hana Horack, an artist who works in a range of different media.  Women worked with merino wool mixed with silk to make the felt and form it into first a brooch or then a flower on a stem.

Responses were very positive.  It was great to learn something practical and enjoyable together in all our diversity’ said one participant. ‘Really enjoyable to mix and chat with other faiths’ said another. ‘Watching each other’s faces and expression added to the happiness of each one’s contentment in creating something unique, of their own. Such moments are precious in our memories and have no ending’ said a third.

The event took place at the Centre for Spiritual and Cultural Advancement in Feltham who generously provided lunch.  For several women it was the first time they had attended a HFOF event.

There was support for the idea of more events of this type in the future.

See another photo of the event in our Gallery.