Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas party and Tactile Books

We were all engrossed with our speaker Alex Britton from Clear Vision who gave us a good understanding of the need for fabric books for young people learning to read Braille and how the experience can be made both interesting and inspiring. We were able to try the experience by 'feeling' shapes and understanding how difficult this can be without a variety of textures.

Many of us took away a hand out giving guide lines and we will have a discussion of how to go forward at our January meeting. If you can't wait or want to know more here are the links to Clear Vision:   Twitter: ClearVisionOrg

After our speaker rushed off for her train we were able to get on with the serious business of hot mulled apple juice, cakes and mince pies whilst we had the results of the Christmas competition which was won by Meriel with her wonderful book of holiday memories.

For the raffle we had 2 prizes, a festive  gold bag created by Janet Lee and won by Clare and a Christmas Hamper which was won by Angela - well done both hope you are enjoying the goodies!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

December Branch Meeting - Clear Vision Tactile Books and Christmas Party

Our branch meeting on Monday (December 8th) will feature a speaker from ClearVision about the tactile books they make for blind and partially sighted children. We will be able to look at a number of sample books, and find out more about how they are made.

An example tactile book.
We hope this will inspire you either to make your own tactile book, or to work together with a guild friend or two to make a book between you for this fabulous cause. If you wanted to bring a camera or a notepad and pen to jot down some ideas you'd be welcome, and ClearVision provide very detailed instructions.

We will also be having a Christmas party, with mince pies, mulled apple juice, and our Christmas raffle. It will be a fun, festive session, so we hope to see you there.

If you're new to the Guild, visitors are welcome, and the first session is free, with a charge of £4 thereafter. Please see here for details of where we meet. See you there!