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.