Exhibition

Flax Exchange

25 May 2024 – 15 Sep 2024

Regular hours

Monday
09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 – 17:00
Thursday
09:00 – 17:00
Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Saturday
09:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

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Poplar Union

London
England, United Kingdom

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  • By bus: 309 (stops H & A, Broomfield Street); 277, D6 or D7 (stops WP & WQ, Pixley Street or stops WO & WR, East India Dock Road); 108 (Fawe Street)
  • By DLR: Westferry (16-minute walk), Langdon Park (13-minute walk), All Saints (16-minute walk), Poplar (16-minute walk) By National Rail: Limehouse (17-minute walk)
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The Isle of Dogs Flax Exchange exhibition
Open every day 9am–5pm

About

The Isle of Dogs Flax Exchange exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops with local groups and volunteers involved in the planting, harvesting, spinning, dyeing, weaving and stitching of flax.

The exhibition displays flax crops grown on the island, tools for processing it artworks using flax by practitioners involved in the exchange including Alexia Doyne-Ditmas, Ankhmaa Batchuluun, Diana Furlong, Divya Obson, Jen Cable, Julia Shannahan, Ros Stoddart and Scherry Shi.

The Flax Exchange project was initiated in Walton-on-the-Naze by Shane Waltener and The Nose, a project space and bookshop in North East Essex. It drew inspiration ‘soil to soil textile practices and the idea of a textile ‘fibershed’, a term coined by sustainability campaigner Rebecca Burgess describing networks connecting growers, makers and consumers.

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