Doors that locked forever on a section of Leicester's hosiery and knitwear industry will open up to welcome new creativity in its cultural quarter. The old Charnwood building is soon to breathe new life after being cobwebbed since the 1990's. 'Makers' Yard is the oldest surviving hosiery factory in the East Midlands that's currently being restored into a dynamic and inspiring workspace for creative entrepreneurs, opening late January 2013'.
In a lead to this opening, I will be curating an exhibition and showing my work, helped with collaboration with other makers, at the nearby LCB Depot gallery towards the end of the month.
I was delighted at the opportunity to take some shots of the building before it gets mostly whitewashed. Mmmmm! Delicious old peeling, scrubbed down layers of paint. Taking inspiration from this and of course the many stockings, the next few days will be rather busy! I will post details - hopefully you will be able to visit the exhibition. Trust this album works.