Local knitting artist Tatty Bunting on her way to Wilko to set up a display of two dresses made from Wilko wool and adorned with words from an ‘Older Women Rock!’ group poem –
‘ The power of an older woman
is a paperclip, holding all together.
It is a rebellious piece of jewellery,
a box of coloured feathers
waiting for a moment to flash out.
The power of an older woman
is stamped through her
as certainly as the name of a seaside resort
through a stick of rock ‘
Tatty went on to lead a well-received ‘Arm & Finger Knitting’ workshop in Dance Easy
‘Arm knitting was lots of fun. I met some lovely older women, I enjoyed the music. We definitely rocked!’ Pam
Space Gallery, 7 Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RJ
Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am-5pm until 12 March 2017
“The Older Women Rock! Exhibition opened at Space Gallery Folkestone last night – do go see it, it’s genuinely brilliant and the clothes/artwork are beautiful, funny, challenging, and make you think. Leah Thorn‘s vision for women’s liberation permeates all the work, which is a combination of hers and older women collaborators (including the wonderfully named Profanity Embroidery Group). Well worth a trip to Folkestone – think of it as a Triennial Taster!”
‘Older Women Rock!’ rocked Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, Folkestone to promote the project –
A burnt leather jacket by the fabulous fashion designer and stylist, Claire Angel
a bra top embellished by Leah…
don’t my breasts count?
Women between the ages of 50 and 70 are invited for breast screening as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. There has been a recommendation to remove the upper age limit as more than half of the 12,000 women who die from breast cancer a year are over 70.