Creative with Nature works with many different clients around the North West of England creating Instillations, Sculpture and Basketry, recently over the summer of 2017 Joevanka took part in a project with Dig In North West.

The project was to recreate a picture taken in the first World War at Preston Train Station where local women helped over 3 million service men who were travelling through Preston Train Station on their way to the front lines.

The women provided them with hot drinks and blankets to keep them warm as well as putting tags on the blankets with the time of the trains they were catching left so they knew when to wake the men up.


During the couple of weeks Joe worked with dig in she wove Willow soldiers and women with children from Lea Community Primary School, Ashton Community Science College in Preston, a local dementia friendly group and members of Dig In.

It was an inspiring project for Joe, about the project she says, “it really brought home to me the impact of the war on local communities and the importance of kindness no matter how small”.