Cheddar Gorgeous

As part of the Creative 50 for Manchester International Festival I was commissioned to collaborate with other artists across the city. I wanted to print a large run of fabric using eco dyeing processes that reflected the our home, and as Manchester was one of the biggest textile industries in the world I wanted to collect pieces of rust from the mills that originally would have been producing these fabricsĀ and use them to printing my fabric.

Manchester today prides itself on multiculturalism and is one of the reasons I love living here. I wanted to combine the industrial heritage with the idea of immigration and diversity so looked into using spices that have been imported to create the backdrop for my rust prints.

The final piece in blacks and yellows also references our city’s emblem of the worker bee, and was given to Cheddar Gorgeous to be created into a piece to wear by Liquorice Black.