Edge to Edge is part of the Horsham District Year of Culture initiative for 2019, led by artist and facilitator Luna Russell in partnership with Parish churches in Partridge Green, Henfield and Bramber.
The aim of the project was to bring together adults over four weekly sessions in each village to celebrate community, craft and local heritage.
The project was inspired by the Downs Link, the disused railway line from Guildford to Shoreham-by-Sea, that runs through Horsham District, connecting communities who use it to walk, cycle and run.
Participants were able to:
- Design and hand stitch bunting pennants with imagery and words inspired by the local area and the changing seasons.
- Stitch in beautiful churches positioned along or close to the Downs Link.
- Relax over tea and cake whilst sharing memories, sewing tips and making new friends.
A celebratory event on Wednesday 4 September 2019 started with a walk from St Michael's Church in Partridge Green to St Peter's Church in Henfield where we enjoyed refreshments as we looked at each set of bunting and met the participants who took part in the project.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Edge to Edge so far, long may the stitching continue.
For more information about Edge to Edge contact Luna via the CONTACT page.
Following the workshops Luna created a central flag for each set of
bunting made from reclaimed copper from the roof of Chichester
Cathedral,which is currently being replaced as part of a restoration
The design of the copper flags was inspired by the workshops and the
people taking part, with their names added to commemorate their
Each Church will keep their final set of bunting to use at future