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Holy Writ

In 2014, in association with the ‘Holy Writ’ exhibition in Lichfield, the exhibition organisers organised a community project to create a piece of textile art on a multi-faith theme. Ten words, each of which is important to each of the three Abrahamic faiths, were selected and translated into Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Arabic.  Participants choose one word, in one language/script, and worked that word onto a fabric square provided using a method of their own choice, for example embroidery, collage and fabric painting. 
Community groups in Staffordshire, North Warwickshire and North Birmingham took part in creating this piece of textile art, which was designed by Hayley Brooks, a member of staff in the Art Department at South Staffordshire College in Lichfield.  Earthy colours were selected for the textile to represent the existence of all regions on this one Earth.   

“How wonderful – a true work of devotion and art”

“A beautiful creation and legacy for future generations.  Inspirational design”