For some map tiles, the inspiration is purely from the landscape features, such as Malham and the Three Peaks (version 1).
For the Grassington tile I added text in places related to the landscape and used printing blocks to represent the buildings in the town.
For the Three Peaks (version 2), I used found objects to represent features, using a boot lace to show the route of the 3 Peaks and a walking stick shield on one of the hills.
For the Skipton tile, found objects were used much more, covering the hills with crocheting to reference the origins of the town’s name (Sheep Town) and highlighting the transport network and its status as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’.
The Grimwith tile has a story to tell, the landscape around the reservoir is left as a simple form, with the area under the water showing the landscape as it was before the area was flooded to create the reservoir.
The Howgills tile celebrates the recent boundary change of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where an administrative boundary between Westmoreland and the West Riding across the top of the hills formed the boundary of an area designated on landscape grounds, a mistake that has taken 62 years to be resolved.
As for the Conistone Moor tile, that will be the subject of another blog post.