Flax Project

With the support of the DFA Reconciliation Fund, a cross community project between Windsor Women’s Centre and Footprints Women’s centre took place.   The project recently concluded with an exhibition in the Crescent Arts centre of textiles produced by the group.


During the project, participants researched the process involved in producing linen from raw flax plant. They also experimented with traditional textile crafts and learnt embroidery, print and patchwork.

The women from the two groups also came together for outings to the Linen Museum in Lisburn and Conway Mill, an old, refurbished flax spinning mill in West Belfast. They also hosted visits to each other’s centre, where they shared personal stories and provided guided tours of their premises.

The groups of women bonded so well that further joint ventures have been planned and they are looking forward to a lasting relationship and firm friendship.

“I really loved being involved in this project I learnt such a lot and met some great people”

– Rosie White