Alfreton Library, Derbyshire

Showcasing 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.


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.


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