A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Collection. Today it features the community textile project – the Grenfell Memorial Quilt.
On the night of June 14th 2017, 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London.
The memorial quilt project was created by the ‘artivist’ Tuesday Greenidge, whose daughter escaped from the tower fire. When Grenfell Tower caught alight her daughter was in the lift. She managed to escape and safely get to her mother’s home to tell her Grenfell was on fire. Tuesday guides us through the quilts and explains the hidden meaning in some of the pieces.
In the five years since, Greenidge has been working on a quilt in memory of the 72 people who lost their lives that night. The individual artworks will be pieced together to create a single quilt the height of Grenfell Tower.
A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Collection. Today it features some contemporary & traditional embroiderers from the English county of Lancashire in an exhibition celebrating the heritage of Lancashire.
“The exhibition was inspired by the people and places of our home county. For some of us the rural landscapes of hills, moors and coastal areas, and the habitat they provide for native animals and birds were a major source of creativity. For others, the architecture of some of our historic buildings and the urban landscapes of the mill towns acted as a stimulus.”
Members used a combination of both traditional and contemporary textile practices, coupled with mixed-media techniques, to produce creative and inspiring textile art.
The stunning venue – the Coach House Gallery at the 400 year old Astley Hall in Chorley, England – is a perfect setting for the work.