The second work that accompanies SEA is progressing. It is made up of contributions of drawings given to me from those I have met or been working with. In this work I am the fabricator, the pattern maker of images that collectively make one world, one textile...Lama and Amal in conversation with Alice on the role of textiles in Syrian culture and why some traditions have been lost. Lama: Syria was the silk road centre – it was a connection between the east and the west. The people were merchants and producers; they loved... Workshop sewing trees with machine embroidery.... 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... Thank you to the Winchester Young Embroiderers for 2 workshops.