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The Loving Earth Project: Textile Panel Workshops

Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton

Saturday 16 October, Saturday 13 November & Saturday 27 November

The Scottish Maritime Museum on Castle Street, Dumbarton, has announced six additional Textile Panel Workshops will run this month and next.

The Textile Panel Workshops complement the Museum’s new exhibition of climate change textile panels created by The Loving Earth global community project. The striking and poignant textile panels challenge us to open our eyes to people, places and creatures threatened by growing environmental breakdown.

The Loving Earth Project Textile Panel Workshops will run on Saturday 16 October, Saturday 13 November and Saturday 27 November with two sessions each day, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

During the workshops, which suit all ages and abilities, from beginners to expert crafters, participants will receive as much guidance and support as they need to begin their textile project.

Participants can take their panel home to complete or come back to one of the following workshops and finish their project at the Museum. Finished panels can be left to become part of the exhibition at the Museum.

Announcing The Loving Earth Project: Textile Panel Workshops, Nicola Scott, Exhibition and Events Officer at the Scottish Maritime Museum, says:

We had such a great response to our first Loving Earth workshops that we are delighted to announce six more. As the weather changes, what could be more enjoyable than spending a couple of hours taking inspiration from The Loving Earth exhibition and creating your own panel expressing what you love about Planet Earth and nature.

“The Loving Earth project and workshops are all about celebrating our interaction with nature, collaborating and crafting!”

All materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advance booking required. Visit www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

Through The Loving Earth’s ongoing community textile project, people around the world are invited to look at something, someone or somewhere that they themselves know and love but which is endangered by environmental breakdown and climate change issues, such as coastal erosion, the melting polar icecaps, species extinctions and the decline of the bee population.

The participants then look at how their lifestyle contributes to that threat and, ultimately, what they and we could do, or are doing, to help reduce that threat.

The resulting textile panels explore varying environmental issues and challenge everyone to consider how we use the Earth’s resources and become advocates and positive examples of change.

The panels in this innovative touring exhibition have been created by people living in countries including Scotland, France and Uganda.

Issued on behalf of the Scottish Maritime Museum by 

Joanna Harrison, Mobile: 07884 187404

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