Materials: Cotton warp and children’s stash of yarn varieties
Size (H x W cm) approx: 90 x 66
Not for sale
What the artist says:
Sponsored by Weaversbazaar, Humankind Charity and the Refugee Council, this piece is the combined effort of around 30 young people from two groups who discussed and designed separately then wove collaboratively.
"This tapestry is about our lives, what we love and places that are local to us. We drew flowers, music, kites, the sea and beautiful things like the snow falling behind the castle because they are important to us. We have shown the weather; sunshine, rain and wind. We added buildings near where we live, gardens and the seaside, colours we like and hearts for our family."
In a fast-paced, instant world the slow tapestry process is a challenging one - however, many children asked for longer or second turns. A collaborative project like this is not just about the images or the final product; it is about the small conversations, trying new things, thinking about the familiar in new ways and of course friendships.
Notes by Jane Riley, artist and children’s weaving mentor.