‘Knitting the Land’

  • connecting through our rural borderlands and nature.

The Knitting the Land project brings women from different community traditions and backgrounds across the Fermanagh Leitrim border together, through a creative project creating new opportunities to explore our connections to place, the land and nature. The project draws on a renewal in our appreciation of nature to support a re-valuing of our conenctions to place and each other.

Women will be invited to consider the places in their environment that are important to them and the emotive connections and meanings attached to them and to create new wool based yarn pieces in a celebration of place, connections and attachments.  The focus area is the borderlands region from Tullaghan to Belcoo/Blacklion and the project hopes to include women from Tullaghan/Bundoran, Belleek, Garrison, Churchill, Springfield, Westend (Enniskillen), Rossory (Enniskillen), Kiltyclogher/Cashel, Belcoo/Blacklion and Manorhamilton.

Commencing this February (2022) the project will bring membes of groups together in a number of creative plenaries in the Lakeland Community Centre in Belcoo (March 26th, April 30Th, May 28th, June 25th). The creative plenaries will support women to share connections to place and nature and discover how relationships with nature can inform relationships with each other as well as learn new creative and sustainable techniques. Groups will be invited to display their new knitted creations in August 2022 as part of an outdoor or publicly accessible indoor trail.

Further information : Contact either the project’s support Coordinator Isobel Cleary on knittingtheland@gmail.com

Focused conversations about women’s everyday lived experiences and stories of and about the border will be taking place, in parallel. For Further Information Contact: Programme Manager : Ruth Gonsalves Moore acrossthelines@theglenscentre.com

Project partners include the North Leitrim Women’s Centre and Fermanagh Rural Community Network.