The all new Coventry Blue
We had a fantastic Heritage Open Days weekend with lots of visitors. People were not put off by the rain and enjoyed visiting us and our neighbours including St John’s Church, Coventry Watch Museum, CET Building and Priory Visitor Centre. So much heritage to enjoy and that’s just those within a short walk — there were over 50 places to visit in Coventry during the festival.
HODs saw our final Open Days this year. If you’ve been along to one of our Open Days at The Weaver’s House, or have been following us online, you will have spotted our 10 year anniversary weaving project, to create a new version of the famous ‘Coventry Blue’ woven cloth.
Throughout this year, visitors to The Weaver’s House have contributed to this hands-on weaving project, run by the Weavers’ Workshop. Finally, during Heritage Open Days, the cloth that was woven by so many people during this year was cut from the loom.
As the cloth unfurled, it was the very first opportunity for anybody to see how it turned out!
It was cut free of the loom by Margaret, one of the lead weavers on the project who revealed the completed cloth to be approximately five metres in length.
Coventry Blue then took second prize on the Spon Spun Art Trail, even though it wasn’t on the official voting list! It is currently displayed as part of the City Arcadia exhibition until 30 September. The opening times are Tuesday – Friday 12 – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm.