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Bronte sisters feature in new wall hanging
9:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
A wall hanging that was a year in the making has been unveiled.
The 10ft work of textile art has panels featuring, amongst other things, Haworth’s legendary Bronte sisters.
As the drapes came down unveiling the ‘Threads That Bind Us’, the fruits of many months of hard work and commitment to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee project were revealed for all to view.
Among the audience in the banqueting hall at Bradford City Hall, were the young and older members of the community who had collaborated with ideas for the scheme.
Roger Bowers, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, who unveiled the wall hanging, said it had been made possible by many sponsors and supporters.
The Midland Hotel in Bradford and the Lord Mayor’s Sprinkle Sunshine Appeal, set up by Councillor Dale Smith during his mayoralty in 2012/13, also contributed to the project, accomplished under the instruction of local artist Morwenna Catt and her partner Lucas Stephens.
They interpreted the children’s story scrolls, along with the textile badges and brooches created in the workshops, into designs using donated materials, including from Denholme Velvets.
Co-ordinated by Patrick Kerry, practice support officer at City Hall, Mr Bowers said the wall hanging was a “long-lasting legacy” created by a group ranging in ages from six to 76.
“The work has been designed and made to fit into this splendid banqueting hall,” he added.
“The dramatic colours reflect the wonderful stained glass.
“The predominant colour is green, which reflects the number of Bradford parks, a Victorian legacy of the textile industry and, of course, the beautiful countryside.”