Where can you spot weaving references in Coventry?
Last year we looked at a piece of public art created by Derek Fisher, which references Coventry’s textile industry.
There are little references to weaving and textiles dotted around Coventry, for example in public art and architecture. Here are a few to begin with (do you recognise them all?)
This one is called Thread Through Time and is located in the Bull Yard.
The blue arches on this bridge are reminiscent of ribbons… in the shade of Coventry Blue?
This incised carving of a loom is on a pillar in the Precinct, but do you know whereabouts?
Does this looping strip of blue path represent a ribbon, or is it the Sherbourne? Both play a role in Coventry’s textile heritage.
There are more of course and doubtless some that we haven’t seen – please do share your pics (all images will be credited) and help us build a picture of where and when Coventry’s weaving heritage has been celebrated! Public art, buildings, street names… a wander around on the upcoming Heritage Open Days would be the ideal place to start…