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...
Stitching more routes

Stitching more routes

  Vanessa has run her last workshop, finding the traces and tracks of common and particular ground. Thread has walked across the fabric as steps and lines, knots and points of reference and delicate markers. It has also joined and stitched people and fabric...
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...
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