Warp & Weft is an arts, crafts and heritage initiative celebrating diverse lives & voices.
Helen Davies is an artist specialising in needlecrafts; she is interested in the social history of craft and women. She also makes monsters at helenmakes.co.uk.
Historian and curator Jenny White is curious about the way different sections of society are represented in the media and history books. She’s drawn to those whose stories aren’t usually told.
From 24 February to 31 March 2014 crocheted masks of eight inspiring Mancunian women were installed on the male portrait busts in the entrance corridor of Manchester town hall.
From October 2014 three of the masks will be on display at People’s History Museum as part of the ‘Colours, Community, Chemistry’ exhibition.