By popular request, Love Walk residents recently started a new quilting group.
First, the group looked at fabrics, colours and styles of quilts, as well as how to make one. Then, everyone started cutting out fabric squares, and laying them out in patterns to design how they’d like their quilts to look. Next, the residents will do a sample piece – probably a wall hanging, before deciding whether to take this further and design a full quilted bedspread, for example.
“We were really engrossed in cutting out the fabric and before we knew it, the time had passed by,” commented Penny Brice, Activities Co-ordinator. “This is a resident-led project and it is good for exercising fine motor skills, trying out different possibilities and making decisions. Last but not least, quilting is a good backdrop to having a good chat and lots of fun!”
Residents at Lovewalk resumed an old activity, back by popular demand, sailing at Greenland Dock. The sailing club “Tideway Sailability” specialises in providing sailing opportunities for all, no matter what your ability or disability. This time we took 4 new sailors who had never been sailing before and they tried…
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Love Walk visit Mudchute Farm
In the last month, activity carers at Love Walk have run two trips to Mudchute Farm as the trip was so popular. The 32-acre farm was established in the 1970s on derelict land on the Isle of Dogs. Today it is a hugely popular community site, with many animals including rare-breed…