The journey of wool from sheep to sorting, scouring, spinning, weaving and finishing all happened in Kendal. This workshop will use creative writing to explore the importance of the woollen trade to this part of the world, how it was produced and what it was used for.
The Quaker Tapestry panels that depict this trade during the 17th and 18th centuries will be the springboard for writing. During these creative writing workshops, led by tutor and writer-in-residence, Geraldine Green, participants will delve into the stories and journeys behind the creation of these unique textile pieces. Each workshop will comprise of a series of gentle writing prompts and variety of stimuli based around the Quaker Tapestry panels, enabling participants to create new writing in a safe and supportive setting.
Previous creative writing experience is not required and participants can write in any genre they choose: poetry, prose, letters or a journal. For those of you who have done some writing before, this is an opportunity to discover a new source of inspiration and refresh your skills.
There’ll be an opportunity, for those who wish, to share material written during the session with the group and tutor, or participants can just listen. Hand-outs for group discussion, relating to each workshop, will be provided by the tutor.
Quaker Tapestry Museum project ‘The Fabric of Kendal’ is supported by Kendal Town Council and The Leaveners.