The Littleport Button Tree Stitching our stories…together

Welcome to The Field Theatre Group’s latest community heritage project!

What is the Button Tree?

The Button Tree project is a unique story and memory gathering project that everyone can share in The Button Tree is a large scale community textile work created by Littleport based textile artist and tutor, Fiona Lidgey-Robinson (with volunteers from the community).

Our workshops are free, and open to residents of all ages.

These are drop-in sessions so there is no need to book!

This is a great communal stitching project.

So, whether your interest is in family history, textile and craft, or simply recording and sharing your stories, there will be plenty of activities on offer.

Why not bring the whole family? You will all be most welcome.

It will tour to a variety of locations, including Ely Museum, before finding a permanent home in the Adams Heritage Centre.

e all have garments which we keep for the sake of the special memories they hold. It could be a wedding dress, a soldier’s tunic, an old school blazer, a baby’s first jacket, or a grandmother’s coat.

Each one will have a tale to tell and a story to share.

And residents are invited to contribute buttons from to go on to our Button Tree.

We will also be able to scan photographs on to fabric and incorporate them into this textile work, to form a truly memorable ‘community memory gallery’.

So, just bring your buttons, your stories and photographs, along to our workshop sessions.

Come to the Adams Heritage Centre, 17 Main Street, Littleport Saturday 17th & 31st March (10 am to 3 pm), Saturday 14th & 28th April (10 am to 2 pm).

The Adams Heritage Centre is accessible by wheelchair and has disabled toilet facilities.

(Please let us know if you require transport or any other assistance).

Our two professional artists will be on hand to help you place your buttons in pride of place on the tree. They will also help you to record your stories for others to share.

(Please note: Buttons will be returned to their owners if requested, after the exhibition tour has finished).

The Button Tree project has been generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has been chosen as one of HLF’s three feature projects in Cambridgeshire.

To find out more about this unique, communitywide, story sharing textile project please contact:

Tel: 01353 863595

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