In partnership with UCLAN and Gawthorpe Textiles

Talking Textiles was about weaving the world of textiles into sounds, memories and identity. The work involved women from the region coming together to exchange songs, poems, prose and stories that were inspired from their favourite piece of textile, which could be a garment that is of special significance to them. The collection from Gawthrope also played a key role in invoking memories of culture, identity and migration. The work unfolded over two sessions with lots of laughter, discussions and sounds that brought all the textiles to life.