creative expression through textiles
This was part of The Moors for the Future Partnership and organised by The National Trust from The Longshaw Discovery Centre to bring together communities from The Hope Valley in the Peak District with communities from Sheffield in the South Pennines. A series of 6 workshops were run by members of ATT at The Discovery Centre as well as other educational sessions in Sheffield. These included collecting materials, fabric and materials dyeing, collaging and stitch resulting in a travelling exhibition. Alongside this exhibition, ATT members were given a tour of the Longshaw Estate and the resulting work was also displayed. The exhibition travelled to various associated locations including The Longshaw Discovery Centre, Edale Ecological Visitors Centre, Hardwick Hall Park Centre, Winter Gardens in Sheffield, Embroiderers Guild Conference at Hallam University and Castleton Tourist Information Centre.
The workshop themes included silk paper landscapes, using Longshaw flora to dye yarns, feltmaking, proggy rugs, stitching on felt and layered landscapes using recycled fabrics, nets and organzas.
Yorkshire Post article - member Sue Coles with her grandaughter Taya
Longshaw Guide Stoop - Sue Coles
Longshaw Map - Lynda Crosthwaite
Longshaw Map detail - Lynda Crosthwaite