Bella May Leonard

The Cotton Exchange,

8th – 23rd September
Open Weds -Sat 12-4.45pm

Additional Opening times and building tours available on Sat 9th & 23rd September as part of Heritage Open Days – Click here for booking details

This collection of work explores architectural structure, pattern and embellishment with unfamiliar threads and embroidery methods in contrasting contexts: from the industrial mattress factory of Silentnight to rural folk art found in the French Alps. Brought together in Blackburn’s Cotton Exchange, this work celebrates the presence of the human hand.

BML Art in Manufacturing

BML The Intricacies of Silence

(Originally commissioned by the Festival of Making & Super Slow Way as part of Art in Manufacturing)