10/09/2021 - 31/12/2021

New Work - Textiles

Cecilia Charlton - Mammoth loop

An exhibition of textiles co-created with local people exploring Ilford’s rich history, from Roman and Iron age artefacts and the pre-historic mammoth skull discovered in 1864.

Throughout July and August 2021, Redbridge residents took part in a series of textile-themed workshops, experimenting with a range of techniques such as bargello needlepoint, crewel embroidery, cross-stitch embroidery and different fabric dyeing methods.

The works created are now on show in the gallery, united into large-scale quilted artworks as a physical manifestation of the social connections made during the time sewing together.

Sponsored by Mercers’ Charitable Foundation.


Ilford 10 Oakfield Road, IG1 1ZJ [rear of Redbridge Town Hall]