Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The People's Quilt

Are you an ex machinist, keen sewer or would like to learn to sew?  We are looking for people connected to Bolton’s textile industry to be part of the creation of an exciting project charting Bolton’s past, present and future.

Starting October 3rd, 1-3pm
Elderdale Community Centre,  Yewdale Gardens Breightmet BL2 5JF
Contact Jennifer 07872342718

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Trip to Burnley and Gawthorpe

There is another sewing group in Burnley called Valley Street Textile Studio which is linked to the Gawthorpe Hall Textile Collection.  They came to visit us a couple of months ago to see what we have been doing and we had the pleasure of visiting their group on Friday.  Their mission is to carry on the work of Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth who started collecting textiles to be used as teaching aids.  

"Miss Rachel demystified textile craft, which she believed (much ahead of her time) aided wellbeing. She taught out in communities and opened up her home. Her collection was created, not through wealth, but through donations from her far reaching networks and friendships. Her value system was different from that of many others and her model of collecting (and sharing) was highly personal."

The community sewing group has been busily getting ready for an exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall.  We met them at the community centre where they meet and then had lunch in the delicious cafe.  We had a sneak peek at the upcoming exhibition, "Miss Rachel's Roses".  It was a wonderful day out.  We'd like to say "thanks" for inviting us.  We were all inspired by your amazing work.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Campbell House Reminiscene

Well done Campbell House on your Reminiscenes Holiday Postcard project.  It was a pleasure to work with you.