Monday, 18 March 2013

Square for Plantlife

I thought people may like to know more about why I created the dandelion square.  This is what Plantlife say:

"Plantlife is launching an exciting new project to create a Bayeux Tapestry for Britain’s wild plants. We urge anyone with an interest in wild plants, or textile arts, or history to take part and share their creativity and stories.

Anyone can contribute a 15cm fabric square depicting any plant that currently grows wild in the UK. You can use any design and any fabric technique including sewing, weaving, knitting, felting, printing, paintings and pens. These squares will be displayed in an online gallery along with their stories and any video or audio files you wish to add. The squares will be sewn into sections of quilt and exhibited at the Wild North Festival in Northern Scotland in June 2013, and other suitable venues across Britain in 2013."

They have just extended the deadline to the middle of May (previously it was the end of March), so it gives those who think they would like to contribute, a bit more time. Anyone can contribute a 15 cm (6") square depicting any plant that grows wild in the UK. There are various themes you can work to, eg. historical, medicinal etc.  You can find all the details and the entry form  on their website - see "News" at or tel.0122 342730.

On the entry form it stated "Group or Company" so of course I put Gordano Textile Artists!


  1. I think it is a lovely piece - and the whole thing will be very exciting -dh

  2. I love this dandelion and what a wonderful idea. I wish I had learned about it earlier - no time to take part now.