Here at Lingfield Point we aim to offer our customers the best facilities in the region so when we had chance to appoint an artist in residence as part of the Lingfield Life experience we could not resist!
Lingfield Point in Darlington already boasts a list of ‘extras’ in addition to its fantastic office spaces and public art, from on-site child care and stylish ‘canteen’ to lifestyle and fitness classes.
Now Becky Sunter, of Tabby Textiles, has been appointed as artist in residence to ensure that culture is woven through everything that goes on at Lingfield Point. Becky has more than 20 years’ experience in the textiles industry and was thrilled to be asked to take on the role.
“I am incredibly flattered to be asked to take on this role. It’s a big compliment to be asked to publicly showcase my skills.”
Becky has always had a passion for textiles and fabrics and set up Tabby Textiles seven years ago. After seeing how much work she’d been doing in the local community, running classes and workshops Lingfield Point decided she’d be just the right person to take on the role.
Becky wants to spread the word about the art of textiles to everyone from children and beginners to more experienced people. She already takes the ‘Stitching Knitwits’ classes held at Lingfield Point each Wednesday.
Aware that Lingfield Point is all about sustainability Becky will be using handmade tools of the trade rather than mechanical where ever possible.
“We’re surrounded by farms in Darlington and what better way to support the local community and be sustainable than to work with wool.”
Eddie Humphries, Estate Manager, said: “We are delighted to have an artist in residence. Anyone who knows us will know art is a big aspect of the community here at Lingfield Point, so having someone here to permanently drive that message is something we are proud of.
“Becky is a great example of how we can further the idea of sustainability, by creating home-made items which can last for years.”
Not only were we thrilled to have bagged ourselves an artist in residence but we were also chuffed to receive fantastic coverage about our latest arrival in both regional and national press including in PropertyWeek.com, The Evening Gazette and nebusiness.co.uk!