Threads of Time is an exciting exhibition from Hereford textile recycling entrepreneurs, Rose Tinted Rags featuring an amazing array of creative costume, upcycling, installation and wearable art.

Threads of Time is an immersive trip through four previous exhibitions; a culmination of four years of creative work by the participants, staff and volunteers of Rose Tinted Rags, working primarily with recycled and donated textiles and other waste resources.

Threads of Time encompasses a series of work inspired by the 18th century costume collections at Hereford Museum and Berrington Hall and includes beautifully embroidered waistcoats all made from donated textiles; a crinoline-inspired piece made from butter papers and crisp packets and an installation based on an 18th century banqueting table made almost entirely from recycled gold threads.

Threads of Time depicts the opulence of the 18th century through to modern day waste concerns. A range of up-cycled fashion items can be viewed alongside a quilted jumpsuit made from butter papers and an installation questioning the cost of the textile industry on today’s environment.

Rose Tinted Rags, managed and run by creative partners Karen Meiklejohn and Tina Walton, is a flagship project of Echo, a Leominster-based charity which provides day opportunities for people with a disability or mental health illness.

Threads of Time runs from August 4 to September 22 at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery.