Certificate of Excellence for Textile Craft students’ work

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:14:00 GMT

Work by students from Textile Craft shown along the Penistone Rail route Local Community Rail Partnership, the Penistone Line Partnership, which promotes the Huddersfield to Sheffield line and students from the University of Huddersfield were highly commended, winning a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ at the National Community Rail Awards, held in Llandudno.

The totally unique ‘Stitch the Line’ project was carried out in March of this year, when a group of Textile Craft students from the University of Huddersfield showcased their talents at stations along the Penistone Line.Students receiving the Certificate for the Stitch the Line project

Themes of the work varied at each of the stations, reflecting local history and the rural nature of the line. The project aimed to raise awareness of local craft studios and galleries and to brighten up the stations along the way.

Drew Haley, Client and Stakeholder Manager for Northern Rail, commented: “The Stitch the Line project was an industry first and is a great example of communities working together to promote rail travel in a creative way.”

Rowena Chantler of Penistone Line Partnership, said: “This was an innovative way of enhancing the stations, and demonstrates what a creative community we have along the Penistone Line. We are delighted that the students are getting the recognition they deserve for all their hard work”

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