A Welcome Sight
During 2021 some of the Weavers’ Workshop, a group who meet regularly at The Weaver’s House and who participate in the Open Days, were involved in the Welcome to Coventry sign, a collaborative piece of textile art.
The community artwork, developed by artists Luisa Freitas and Charis Esther on behalf of Coventry City Council and in partnership with Avanti West Coast, is one of the new pieces of art at the railway station. It is located in the recently opened building on the first floor near the access from Warwick Road.
The individual embroidered pieces were made during the Covid-19 lockdown, via online sessions. Weavers’ Workshop member Margaret embroidered an image of her weaving loom which actually includes a small piece of weaving made from woad dyed yarn.
The collected work was then sealed in a clear resin in which it is now displayed. You can view some of the detailed images on Instagram @welcometocoventrysign or visit it next time you are at the station.
Perhaps you can spot the two images in the main picture? Scroll down for a clue!
Clue – you can find the loom and the bike if you ‘try’.