Prestonpans Residency January – April 2004

‘Past goes on display at primary school’

'Textile wall hanging, depicting life in the town – past and present – as seen through the eyes of its youngsters’

"The artwork, which now takes pride of place in the school foyer, has been created by pupils as part of a 12-week project involving textile artist Jeanette Sendler. Funded by East Lothian Council and the Scottish Arts Council, the wallhanging was designed to represent the heritage of Prestonpans, with images of its former mining industry, landscape and seaside location.

The photographs shows P5 pupils with East Lothian Provost Pat O’Brien, who performed the unveiling: Helen Bennett, from the Scottish Arts Council; Joanna Mawdsley, cultural coordinator for East Lothian Council; Headteacher Florence Brydon and artist Jeanette Sendler"

Musselburgh News
Friday 14 May 2004



Jeanette is pictured here next to the Provost

"The elaborate textile sculpture started out as simple pieces of wool. The children made the wool into felt, which were then used to create picture depicting the heritage of Prestonpans as seen through the eyes of the youngsters. The wallhanging incorporates images showing the area’s mining history, its countryside and trees and its location beside the sea."

Musselburgh News
Friday 7May 2004



"The idea for the project originated from the Prestongrange ‘Handmade’ project in July and August last year. The craft residency project has been jointly funded by East Lothian Council and the Scottish Arts Council to give pupils a hands-on chance to learn about local history and craft – making techniques."

East Lothian Courier
Friday 7 May 2004

flowers for Jeanette

Jeanette & her Mum

Ingrid, a voracious knitter & who helped with a stitch or two, at the opening clearly proud of her daughter & the new creation by the children.




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