The hard work from the Secrets & Codes project has all paid off. 30 ten year olds were able to show off their hard work in front of their friends, family and local community at the launch of the Hadfield & Padfield Heritage Trail. After a busy few weeks pressing, framing and labelling back at Tinkering Textiles headquarters, all the textile pieces were displayed alongside work from other schools in the village for the official grand opening of the Trail.
The embroidered lines represent an architectural feature of a nearby Victorian school (forerunner to the children's own school.) The buttons, stars and yo-yos show points on the map of the village where something significant took place historically, or to the children and their families. Though the work looks abstract, for the children, their teacher, myself, and the families of those involved, they are rich with life, memories and history.
Click here or on the photo above to see all the individual pieces one by one.