A stitch in time

Object number

LDVAL 2006.3.5




Coloured postcard showing a detail of the tapestry produced through the LBBD Arts Services "Stitch in Time" project which took place in March-May 2002. Shows the Millennium Centre and wind turbine. The project was initiated as part of the kick stArt Arts Month 2002. 140 local people worked with textile artist Linda Merriman to produce the piece, which now hangs on permanent display at Eastbury Manor House, Barking.

Physical description

Coloured postcard showing the Millennium Centre and wind turbine in the top right corner. Below this is a head of a girl. In the top left is a flying owl.






Whole length: 210mm
width: 148mm

Collection type



Inscription Printed On back: A Stitch in Time Detail: The Wind Turbine and Millennium Centre, an award winning centre using sustainable power and architectural design built in 1987, to the north of Eastbrookend Country Park. Throughout March, April and May 2002, over 140 people worked with textile artist Linda Merriman to produce this modern day wall hanging for the Borough, the piece is on permanent display at Eastbury Manor House. Measuring 3.3m high by 3m wide, the textile displays a range of techniques including batik, rag rugging, knitting, metal work, appliqué and “black work” to illustrate different aspects of the Borough, past and present in the form of a "map" with featured landmarks and event in their respective locations in the borough. Among its features are the Millennium Centre, Ford Motor Company, historic windmills, Ripple Road Library, which was destroyed by fire in the 1960’s Barking Abbey and the Becontree Estate as well as Self-portraits and depictions of the hobbies and interests of the children who took part. A stitch in Time was a London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Arts Service project, initiated As part of the kick start Arts Month in 2002. For more information about the arts in the borough, Contact the Arts Development Officer on 020 8270 4816 or email catherine.miller@lbbd.gov.uk With thanks to all the participants and staff at Eastbury Manor House, Porter’s Avenue Resource Centre, Heathlands Day Centre, St. George’s Day Centre, Thomas Arnold School, Henry Green School, All Saints R.C. Secondary School and Technical College.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1634 (2006-01-17)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeEphemera