A NEW exhibition opening at the Gallery on the Green in Settle on Saturday features the work of Geordie sisters Chris Marflitt and Gill O'Donnell.

The two adopted the name ‘Escape Tunnel Crafts’ after they "escaped" (or retired) from teaching and indulged their creative talents.

Both share a love of colour and a passion for playing with ideas and in all their pieces in 'The Light at the End...' they aim to look at life from a quirky angle.

Old traditions are revived to encourage the use of blossoming broomsticks as good luck symbols, while discarded scarves, clothes, plastic, ribbons and lace are upcycled into creative fashion accessories.

Everyday objects are photographed at unexpected angles to suggest letters of the alphabet while words and images are merged together to evoke moods and provoke thought.

Although proud of their Geordie heritage, Gill has lived in Giggleswick since 1994 and Chris is married to a Yorkshireman and spends most weekends in Yorkshire.

The exhibition at the Gallery on the Green, which is housed in a former BT telephone box, runs from Saturday to September 24.