When do we meet? Mondays 19:00 — 21:00
Where do we meet? Indawo Yosizo
What time commitment is needed? Approximately 2 hours per week. If and when we need to complete a banner for a specific date we may meet more often, but it is not very often and we arrange times in advance.
Objective/Aim/Goal: We make "fabric" representations of celebrations, etc., which are hung in the front and the back of the church.
Recommended gifts: A love for creativity, crafts, embroidery, sewing, painting, etc.
What we do: We design and make banners using as many different techniques as possible. Fabric applique — using different textures, paints — usually fabric because we try to make all the banners washable. Felt, sewing and embroidery. We try to use people in our congregation with specific talents to help us. So even if you don't want to join us on a regular basis, we can still use your creativity. If you can draw, paint, sew, embroider etc. or have any other talents that you think we may be able to use, even if you have an idea for a banner, come talk to us, we are also open to any new fresh ideas.
We first determine the design for the banner, e.g. find a picture or design a picture according to what we want. We then decide what technique we will use for the banner, e.g. painting, sewing, embroidery etc. or any combination of mixed media. We calculate how much fabric, etc., we will need, and during the next week we will purchase the required materials. Depending on the size we either use the overhead projector to enlarge the picture, to get the correct size, and then begin cutting the fabric pieces, painting, sewing, etc. until the banner is complete.