About the Project
‘Braintree Has Heart’ was a schools outreach project run by Braintree District Museum Trust. The aim of this project was teach children and young people the art of textile design through the use of colour, shape and pattern.
Two schools within Braintree District participated in the project, they were The Edith Borthwick School (Braintree) and St John the Baptist Primary School (Pebmarsh).
Every participating pupil received an activity pack which was inspired by The Warner Textile Archive and its collections. Each pack included a booklet where pupils learnt how to create a new textile design by completing a series of fun tasks and challenges. It also contained new art materials such as rubber stamps, ink pads and fabric so pupils could bring their design to life.
An online gallery has been set up to showcase pupils’ artwork from the project. To view the gallery and for more information, please click on the ‘Braintree Has Heart’ logo below: