MAPPING OUR WORLDS

I had much fun working with students at The Aconbury Centre in Hereford. Meadow Arts asked me to work with the centre to create a textiles piece based on the Mappa Mundi, and a Yinka Shonibare at the Cathedral. Working with Aconbury Centre staff, focused our map on Hereford (the centre of the students’ world). We stitched on roads, rivers and hybrid creatures designed by the students, embellished the map with buttons and beads and embroidered the edges of routes. We also added place names, both local ones and places the students knew of. The centre staff and students were delighted with the final piece and may even carry on stitching into it (as these things can evolve indefinitely)