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Lombardy Court residents make a masterpiece

Lombardy Court residents make a masterpiece

Residents at Lombardy Court sheltered housing scheme in Salford were invited to leave their mark on a major new artwork. Sew Near - Sew Far is a Brontë Society commission which will see large-scale textile artworks at three sites on the Brontë Way; each of them celebrating the famous signatures of the literary sisters. 

Lynn2Artist Lynn Setterington said: "Signatures are an important marker of identity and the Brontë sisters famously used pseudonyms at their time of writing to disguise the fact they were women.

"I'm creating an artwork for Brontë Parsonage Museum exploring the real and adopted signatures of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. I'll be working with local people to develop the artworks and inviting them to add their own signatures to the piece." 

Using kintting yarn residents sewed their unique signatures onto coarse plastic netting as part of Lynn's Sew Near - Sew Far project. Indepndent Living Officer Samantha Tindale said: "People signed their names onto a piece of fabric from all over the area, and our residents decided to stitch 'Lombardy Court M6' to represent the residents of Salford. It would be great if people visited and tried to find what our Lombardy residents created."

The launch of Sew Near - Sew Far will take place on Sunday 1st October between 12pm and 3pm at the Old School Room in Haworth, with the artworks staying in place until 14th October. Footage of the previous day's art installation will be screened and Artist Lynn will be present to discuss the creation of the artworks. Guests are warmly welcomed to the free event where refreshments will be available.

Will you spot the Lombardy Court masterpiece?

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