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‘A String of Pearls’ - Book Launch with Tracy Spiers

Join a tiny red bug and sheep as they tell the story of Stroud’s String of Pearls!

Children and adults of all ages are invited to come and join Capel Cochineal and Stanley Sheep as they celebrate the launch of their published history book about Stroud’s wonderful mill heritage.

 Published by The History Press, Capel Cochineal & Stanley Sheep’s School Project: Stroud’s String of Pearls, is the highly original, playful and imaginative work of local writer and illustrator Tracy Spiers.

 Presented in a beautifully illustrated exercise book format by Year 5/6 pupils Capel and Stanley, it will engage all who are interested in our local history, from the days when cloth was shrunk by walking in vats of urine, to its world-wide tennis ball and billard cloth fame. 

 To mark the publication, Capel and Stanley have created a special I Spy trail around the Museum, leading to their creator, who will be at hand to sign books and help children make a bookmark or a bug to take away with them.

 Tracy is an illustrator and writer with a passion for telling stories about history in a playful, engaging and colourful way. Married to Rog, with five daughters, she can often be spotted running along the Cotswold canal paths. 

 Tracy has worked in all aspects of media for over 30 years and has a first-class BA (Hons) and MA in illustration and now marries her two professions, helping children learn about curriculum subjects using illustration and playfulness as a way in. Previous work includes a commission to create and publish Uley Blue, a pocket-sized illustrated children’s book set in this Museum about a little hare with a big imagination.

Part of the ‘Wool & Water’ Festival

Free event

Earlier Event: September 15
Tideman's Piece - Raw Material Productions
Later Event: September 15
Concert: Warp & Weft