Belper Arts Trail 2017

Fleet Arts and Number 28

Sunday 30 April        10.30 am to 4.30pm

Monday 1 May         10.30 am to 4.30pm

Common Threads will showcase work created with Fleet Arts through the Derwentwise ‘Anatomy of a Landscape’ project. The Common Threads: Make & Mend group worked with artist Anne Alldread to create hand felted and embellished pieces inspired by the Derbyshire landscape, geological maps and the river Derwent.


Fleet Arts, The Old School, The Fleet, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1NU   01773 820484

Number 28, Market Place, Belper Derbyshire  





Free parking is available on the street and in the car park behind Fleet Arts – please be aware that access is narrow and steep! Front parking spaces are reserved for visitors with disabilities.


Derby Museum and Art Gallery Common Threads Jelly Roll Quilt

The quilt is made in a traditional American style known as a ‘Jelly Roll Quilt’. It is made from a collection of strips of fabric that are 2 1/2 inches cut across the width of the fabric, then rolled into a fat roll that looks like a slice of ‘jelly roll’ - or Swiss roll as we call it in Britain!

The quilt was inspired by the textile history of the Derbyshire and the diversity of the group. The embroidery is executed in a traditional ‘Colonial Knot’ stitch and reads ‘Common Threads’ in Braille.


Watch this space for our next exhibition plans...