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The Loving Earth Project: Textile Panel Workshops

Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton

Saturday 13 November & Saturday 27 November

Thrilled with the response to the first Textile Workshops, the Scottish Maritime Museum on Castle Street, Dumbarton, is delighted to run four more during November.

The Textile Workshops complement the Museum’s new exhibition of climate change textile panels created by The Loving Earth global community project. These 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 Workshops will run on 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 then 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.

Nicola Scott, Exhibition and Events Officer at the Scottish Maritime Museum, says:

The Loving Earth project and workshops are all about celebrating Planet Earth, collaborating and crafting.

“The workshops are ideal for those wanting to develop their crafting skills and for anyone looking for Christmas present ideas, making friends and family a heartfelt piece of artwork may just be the ticket!”

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’ involvement in the craft project gives them a forum to spend time thinking about these issues and discuss them with others, ultimately using this time to think about how they can make a positive change and reduce humanity’s impact on the Earth.

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.

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