Residents from Simon Marks Court care home spent seven weeks exploring the M&S Company Archive and creating artwork inspired by what they found. Each week the group took a closer look at food related archive objects, from biscuit cutters and cake tins to aprons and recipe books.

Artists Anne Crowther and Nicki Taylor then guided the group through techniques including quilting, collage, printing and needlework to create a tactile tablecloth. Participants also got the chance to take use digital cameras for the first time – the group documented the final session, taking photographs of each other and creating a series of mini still life scenes.

Discover more about the project with a short film created by M&S:

The finished artwork will be on display at the M&S Company Archive until the end of June 19. After this it will go to its permanent home at Simon Marks Court to be used as tactile and visual stimulation during activity sessions.