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The Eloquent Fold

eloquent fold u7309Carole Miles and Phiona Richards normally work individually as freelance artists but have worked together collaboratively as The Eloquent Fold since 2013 in order to design and develop innovative arts initiatives together. Both artists are drawn together by a love of text, books, maps, fabric, history, journeys, exploration, photography, making and doing. In their work they use recycling and upcycling as a way of connecting with participants of all ages and abilities.

GALLERY - click here to see fabulous images of The Eloquent Fold's work and activities.

Their session for "Our Woods" is called: 

Spinning New Dreams - Part 1 & 2

Part 1: Sunday, 4th September, 2016, 11:00am to 2:00pm


Join Carole and Phiona on a walk through woodland in East Carlton Park. Find the magic of this place as you weave your way through leaves and branches, touched by the light shining through the leaf canopies as Carole & Phiona draw you to looking at the shapes between and the textures, helping you to collect ideas and find inspiration for the print and thread workshop on the 11th September. Please note, participants are encouraged to attend both Part 1 and 2. 


  • Where?
    Meet outside the cafe, East Carlton Park, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, LE16 8YD
  • Is it for me?
    Age 16+. Gentle walk with most levels of mobility catered for. Wheelchair access limited.
  • What to bring:
    Bring a camera and notebook/sketch pad to jot down ideas. Sturdy footwear/warm and water proof clothing and your imagination! 
  • Things to note:
    Possible uneven ground which may be muddy.
  • How much?
    £5 (concessions £4) for this session alone
    OR £15 (concessions £13) both sessions (i.e. Part 1 & Part 2)
  • Maximum numbers: 20

Part 2: Sunday, 11th September, 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Take part in this print and thread workshop with Carole and Phiona inspired by walking through East Carlton Park exploring its myths and light- filled paces. Participants work with both Carole on printmaking using a simple collography process, exploring colour, texture and paper cutting techniques, and with Phiona employing threads, paper leaves, weaving and stitch to create small artworks. Also tea served on vintage crockery at the end of the day! Works will be displayed for participants, friends and family at a venue/date to be confirmed.

  • Where?
    Meet outside the cafe, East Carlton Park, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, LE16 8YD
  • Is it for me? 
    Age 16yrs+. Encouraged to have completed Part 1 on Sunday 4th September.
  • What to bring: Your imagination and don’t forget a packed lunch as this is an all-day event – or you can buy food in the café. Bring an apron or old shirt as some activities can be a bit messy.
  • How much?
  • £15 (concessions £13) for both sessions
    (or this one by itself: £12 (£10 concessions)
  • Maximum numbers: 20


Further Information from The Eloquent Fold:

The first event (4th September), a walk with Eloquent Fold artist's Carole Miles and Phiona Richards who many of you will know from our area for their highly creative, fun, hands-on workshops through printmaking, stitching and other techniques. The walk will take you round East Carlton Park and will involve moments to stop, draw or participate in a creative activity. All of these elements will add to your ideas for your artwork inspired by these lovely woods and trees. The second part of their collaboration is the creative workshop the following Sunday. Carole will be leading a printmaking workshop whilst Phiona will be showing participants how to embellish leaves with stitches to create a unique artwork. Don't worry if you've never used a needle or made a print before, don't worry if you feel you can't sew or draw - The Eloquent Fold are here to guide you towards surprising, delightful end results. The two days are a means of setting the scene and generating ideas that could inform part of the Deep Roots Tall Trees spectacular concerts in May 2017. The two days will encourage participants to look a little deeper into the creative potential to be found gazing through leaves, connecting with trees. If walking is a problem you are welcome to attend the second session only, The Eloquent Fold will have plenty of woodland imagery on hand to inspire you. At the end of the second session there will be a marvellous tea party served in vintage or specially decorated crockery. The Eloquent Fold can't wait to meet you and share their enthusiasm for making and doing in Our Woods!

To find out even more about the wonderful work of The Eloquent Fold - click here for a downloadable PDF info sheet.


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