Wonderful workshops with the local community in Heaton Norris Community Centre, creating moths for the Mulberry Trail, the second Stockport Art Trail that takes you from the town centre out into Heaton Norris. The theme for this trail focuses on the Rivers that run through Stockport and the Silk Industry that they brought. (Park Silk Mill built in 1732 was the earliest known water-powered factory in the North West.)
Local residents tales of the area and photographs will be woven together and placed alongside historical photographs on signs to be located on lamppost around the area.
The moths are being created from a range of photographs, some gathered in the heritage library of the people buildings and industry from the past, some donated by local residents from their family collections, many taken at Macclesfield Silk Museum by young people from the Youth Offending Service and some recent snapshots of the local area.
I thoroughly enjoyed the intergenerational aspect of this workshop, this moth is being created from photographs of some of the brilliant achievements of local people and to celebrate their work with Sustrans.
Here stunning photographs, taken by the young people at Macclesfield Silk Museum, (fantastic place, Paradise Mill tour is amazing,) are being used to create a "Silk Moth".
We found out so many interesting facts about the story of silk that will be worked into the artworks along the trail.