‘The Weaving of Pendle’ now on display at the ACE Centre, Nelson

17th May 2017

Since the beginning of May, the ‘Banner Women’ have been joined by a special guest. Zaneb Khatun, a young textile Artist from Nelson, to create a banner for Pendle.

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Over the past 12 years a group of retired women have gathered together in the back room of Christ Church in Nelson to sew and chat. They all live and grew up in Nelson and a few of them used to work in Lancashire cotton mills. Each ‘Banner Woman’, as we have nicknamed them, has expertise in a specific textile technique. Whether it is embroidering, patchwork, crochet or knitting, they bring their tools, fabrics and hands to the table to create three dimensional, imaginative and colourful banners.

Since the beginning of May, the ‘Banner Women’ have been joined by a special guest. Zaneb Khatun,  a young textile Artist from Nelson, in an skill sharing project supported by Super Slow Way. Together they have been working on a collaborative work called The Weaving of Pendle which will be permanently exhibited at the ACE centre in Nelson. The work displays the combination of techniques that the group have been sharing: printing, stitching, piquét and embroidery to represent the cultural exchange that is at the heart of the residency.

The Banner is beautifully crafted exploring the landscape, industrial heritage and diversity of the Pendle area. The aim of the Banner is to bring people together as custodians of the piece, a possible legacy that could be added to in subsequent years.

On display at The ACE Centre, Nelson from Wednesday 17th May