Homegrown, Homespun

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.

We have turned unused land in the town into a field of flax and woad. From the flax we’ll spin and weave linen, and from the woad we’ll make natural indigo dye. We will use this to make denim and some great sustainable clothing as well as making new habitats for wildlife and improving our outdoor spaces. We’re looking for volunteers to help us with the whole process from sowing the seeds during the spring to harvesting our flax and woad in the autumn. We will then be using ancient methods of preparing and extracting the linen and the indigo and learning how to spin, weave and dye the cloth which will be made into the the first pair of Homegrown/Homespun jeans in designer and manufacturer Patrick Grant’s Community Clothing collection, for display in the town centre during the British Textile Biennial this Autumn (1-31 October 2021).  .

If you would like to join us please email uzma@superslowway.org.uk and join the whatsapp group here to get regular updates on activities and events

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Supported by The JJ Charitable Trust