Over the past few months the Textile Talking groups have run on zoom and now increasingly in person where possible. Small groups of women have worked with an artist to share stories, learn stitches and respond to some of the textile collections in museums local to them including The Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington and the Gawthorpe Textile Collection. Burnley
In Accrington a group of women from Awaaz have worked with artist Saima Kaur and a group from Community Solutions North West have worked with artist Claire Wellesley-Smith. In Burnley artist Bev Lamey has run a group with Valley Street Textiles and in Nelson artist Emma Blackburn has worked with Community Arts by ZK and a group of women from Nelson.
Some of the work will be shown as part of the British Textile Biennial from 1st – 31st October 2021.