The Littleport Button Tree        
     'Stitching our stories … together ' 


    Welcome to The Field Theatre Group’s latest community heritage project!

    What is the Button Tree? 

    The Button Tree project is a unique story and memory-gathering project that everyone can share in. The Button Tree is a large-scale community textile work created by Littleport-based textile artist and tutor, Fiona Lidgey-Robinson (with volunteers from the community). 


    Our workshops are free, and open to residents of all ages.

    These are drop-in sessions so there is no need to book! 

    Adams Heritage Centre, 17 Main St, Littleport
    Saturday 13 & 27 January  (10 am - 2 pm)
    Saturday 10 & 24 February (10 am - 2 pm)
    Tuesday (Half Term) (12- 4 pm)
    Saturday 17 & 31 March (10 am - 2 pm)
    Saturday 14 & 28 April (10 am - 2 pm)

    What better way could there be to while away these dark winter days than by joining a great communal stitching project?

    So, whether your interest is in family history, textile and craft, or simply recording and sharing your stories, there will be plenty of activities on offer. 


    Why not bring the whole family?  You will all be most welcome.
    (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

    The Button Tree (and the accompanying book) will tour to a variety of locations, including Ely Museum, before finding a permanent home in the Adams Heritage Centre.

     We all have garments which we keep for the sake of the special memories they hold. It could be a wedding dress, a soldier’s tunic, an old school blazer, a baby’s first jacket, or a grandmother’s coat. Each one will have a tale to tell and a story to share.

    And residents are invited to contribute buttons from these to go on to our Button Tree.

    We will also be able to scan photographs on to fabric and
    incorporate them into this textile work, to form a truly memorable ‘community memory gallery’.

    So, just bring your buttons, your stories and photographs, along to our workshop sessions.

    The Adams Heritage Centre is accessible by wheelchair and had
    disabled toilet facilities. (Please let us know if you require transport or any other assistance.)

     Our two professional artists will be on hand to help you place your buttons in pride of place on our
    tree.  They will also help you to record your stories for others to share. 

    (Please note: buttons will be returned to their owners if requested, after the exhibition tour has finished.)

    The Button Tree project has been generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and has been chosen as one of HLF’s three featured projects in Cambridgeshire for 2018.

    To find out more about this unique, community-wide, story-sharing textile project
    please contact:

    Tel: 01353 863595