august, 2023

12aug(aug 12)10:00 am20(aug 20)5:00 pmLoving Earth Textile ExhibitionSherborne Abbey, The Close10:00 am - 5:00 pm (20)

Event Details

The Loving Earth project was started in 2019 by just a few Quakers but quickly generated interest from a wide range of people and has spread nationwide and to France, Ireland, Slovenia and USA among other countries. It celebrates some of the wonderful things threatened by growing environmental breakdown: people, places, creatures, and other things we love.  It is helping people to engage creatively and constructively with these issues, without being overwhelmed.  Creation of textile panels has been a central feature and more than 500 have been created using a variety of techniques such as  embroidery, felting, appliqué and knitting, often using re-cycled or pre-used materials. The panels are supported by a short piece of writing which explains why the subject was chosen, why it is endangered and what can be done about it.

60 panels ,which measure 30cm square, will be exhibited in Sherborne Abbey.  Apart from viewing some beautiful artwork and moving commentaries, the exhibition invites visitors to explore themselves questions such as:

  • Is there something or somewhere you know and love that’s threatened by breakdown of the environment?
  • How does your lifestyle contribute to that endangerment?
  • What could you do to help?

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FREE admission – all welcome!


12 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 20 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Sherborne Abbey

The Close