We have been working on the Tale of Two Cities for the past 18th months to deliver a series of projects in Manchester and Liverpool to raise awareness of the importance of re introducing native wild flowers.
We have worked in both secondary and primary schools, community groups and the public at the National Wildflower Centre. We created textile based artwork which told the stories of the Tale of Two Cities and the Lost Tribes of Everton which has been exhibited in Liverpool, Everton and Manchester.
The final outcomes featured designs which were created using a combination of processes including collage, illustration, lino prints and screen printing. Some of this work has been exhibited as stand alone textile pieces, others have been made into a prototype product range which will be going into prodcution early next year with the aim to make the project self sustainable.
As part of the Liverpool Buisness Festival, several of the designs were also selected to decorate one of 20 beach huts on the docks which housed a mini gallery for the project throughout August.