Quiet protest

Quiet protest

It was the last Making Common Ground workshop on Friday. We welcomed 6 new members to the group and 6 from previous sessions, so this was our biggest set of stitchers so far. This week’s conversations were just as interesting and far-reaching. We spoke about stitch as...
Home ground

Home ground

The second Making Common Ground session welcomed a few new faces to the group. We continued stitching, introducing some new textiles reference points. One person had dug out a lovely book of stitch techniques to bring along. The conversation again was really...
Making common ground

Making common ground

On Friday mornings in November I am inviting people to join me to stitch a giant patchwork map as part of the Stitching Stories programme of events. We had our first session last Friday and the stitching was beautiful, but it was the richness of the conversation that...
Map making – journeys, passage and place

Map making – journeys, passage and place

During the half term holiday we hosted a map making workshop for children to explore the ideas within the Stitching Stories exhibition of passage, journey, home and displacement. We provided them with a pre-folded blank map to fill using stamps, stickers, collage,...
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