The original project was an Installation of tea dyed silk strands gathered with gold thread, entitled ‘Gathered Memories’ the concept of which suggests how precious memories can be, how they twist and turn yet bounce back when least expected.

This initial creation came from an original concept by Elizabeth Saunders in 2011 for her final degree show. It was then further developed into a larger installation, sponsored by the Theatre Royal in Winchester and Hampshire County Council as a Community Project lasting twelve weeks. The installation has been exhibited at six different venues including the Knit and Stitch shows in London and the ICHF events in Birmingham.

It was last exhibited at Whitchurch Silk Mill as ‘Gathered Memories Revisited’ since when it has been dismantled to start a new journey creating a fresh community project called ‘Gathering Memories’.