A ground-breaking regenerative fashion project

Homegrown/Homespun is a ground-breaking regenerative fashion project in collaboration with designer Patrick Grant, his social enterprise Community Clothing and North West England Fibreshed.

Over Spring and Summer 2021 we turned unused land in the town into a field of flax and woad. The flax was then harvested, spun into thread and woven live during last year’s British Textile Biennial to create the first Homegrown/Homespun fabric. In 2022 we are continuing the Homegrown/Homespun project on a larger scale with three fields now planted across Blackburn.

If you’d like to meet new people, spend time outside and learn new skills, come and join us!

There are recurring open sessions to tend the crop from 10am—12noon every Friday. These will continue through until late August with weeding, clearing, crop harvesting and flax processing activities. We also have a series of workshops and events which you’ll find details of in the ‘related events’ below and on our What’s On page

We’d love you to come and get involved, even if it’s only for an hour! Come and see what we’re up to, have a brew and say hello.

Jan’s Conference Centre, Higher Audley Street, BB1 1DH Parking on site.

contact uzma@superslowway.org.uk for more information.

Homegrown/Homespun is supported by The JJ Charitable Trust and The National Lottery Climate Action Fund