The Benwell in Felt project was coordinated by St James’ Centre for Heritage and Culture Partnership as part of Imagine North East. A specialist felting tutor facilitated the local community to explore and imagine the past, present and future of the area.
Groups of from different neighbourhoods and age groups came together to create artworks to show what they think is important about their local area – its past, present and future. The Benwell and Scotswood area has a long and interesting history. It has recently undergone major changes, and more changes are expected. The felting pictures build on residents’ knowledge, experiences and hopes to depict this story.
We were commissioned to design a book describing the project and showing the felt pictures that had been produced.