Ebb and Flow Exhibition at the National Waterways Museum

We are proud to display the work of Threadmill who have chosen to reflect the flow of water around Ellesmere Port and the continuous Ebb and Flow of Life.

The original development of the rivers and the canals to support the industries of textiles and chemicals created unique environments. These environments continue to evolve and this, alongside the day-to-day life of the canals and their people have been rich sources of inspiration.

The individual artists have utilised their own perspectives and textile techniques to explore the human and natural life of the area.

In many pieces we have repurposed used materials e.g. cottons, denim and linen to acknowledge some of the environmental pressures we all face, particularly in our waterways.

Curated by Threadmill

The members of Threadmill have a wide range of backgrounds in art and fibre techniques; most have recognised qualifications in Art and Design, or have worked in the textile industry. They all share an enthusiasm for creativity whilst using textiles as our principal means of artistic expression.

Committed to the promotion of textiles as both a decorative and expressive art form, the group hope to increase awareness and education through our exhibitions and workshops.

FREE family textile workshop

Meet the artists and learn how to create nature inspired art using textiles on Saturday 30 October in the Island Warehouse.

Times: 10.00 - 12.30 or 13.30 - 15.00

This activity is free to join with your annual pass.

Price: Adult (16 & over) £9.75. Child (6-15) £6.00. Child (5 and under) Free. Family £25.00. Concession £8.50. Your ticket allows you to return as often as you like for one year.

Spaces are limited. Please book on Eventbrite to secure your place and avoid disappointment. 


Date/ time: Until 24 December 2021 (Exhibition). Saturday 30th October 2021 (Textile workshops)

Location: National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW

Region North