Join us at the shop for ‘Andover Connected’: a discussion and showcase of artist Laurence Rushby’s project Andover Loves Me Back.
Drawing from the history of the woollen industry, Laurence has been walking the heart shaped route of Andover town, (once a route used by farmers to bring sheep to the market). On her way, she’s been hand spinning local wool, carrying a spindle on a belt to replicate a tradition from Eastern European countries.
In the past women would mix their wool work with other daily chores; the tradition was for their husband to decorate the belt they carry as an expression of love towards their partner. While walking Laurence has been engaging with Andover people and collecting love, connection and serendipity stories from Andover Town.
Follow the thread and create connections with Andover people, with artist and with the rest of the world.
We look forward to seeing you there!
“Weaving a story of a people, a place, a time and of love.”