Fabrications 2017

A celebration of textiles through the eyes of artists in Pennine Lancashire September 2017

Fabrications 2017, was the UK’s first festival celebrating and exploring textiles and the textile industry through the eyes of artists.

Taking place in galleries, museums and former textile mills across Blackburn, Hyndburn, Burnley and Pendle, the month long festival  was enjoyed by over 16,000 people attending  over 30 events across 15 venues across Pennine Lancashire.

Highlights included  exhibitions from Serena Partridge, Debbie Smyth and Grennan and Sperandio, a beautiful installation in the Cotton Exchange, Blackburn from Bella May Leonard, a craft fair hosted by Selvedge magazine at Pendle Heritage Centre and major art installations and performances including the premiere of Suzanne Lacy’s film produced with the people of Pendle and World Factory by METIS.

If you’d like a reminder of all the wonderful work that took place during the festival have a look at the gallery. There is also a gallery of photographs on our facebook page here.

We plan to make Fabrications a biennial event with the next Festival being held in 2019.  Please join our mailing list if you’d like to be kept up to date with Fabrications news.