Material Memories: Stitching and Storytelling
Crafting Communities Workshop project Stitcher and embroiderer Hannah Maughan ran a stitching project in the exhibition gallery during the workshop. All participants were welcome to drop in, settle down and take some time out to be creative, stitch and storytell, stitch and think, or simply stitch!
Pieces of embroidery (hand-stitched, machine-stitched, crochet and needlepoint) were on hand to work on, along with needles, thread, embroidery hoops and fabric pens to sketch out designs for those who didnʼt feel comfortable stitching straight into the material. People were encouraged to unpick, rework, develop, adapt, work over or obliterate existing decorations.
Hannah would also like to collect your stitching stories and memories about how, when and where you learnt to sew or knit. All participants are encouraged to upload these (and any images if you have them) onto the Connecting Craft and Communities website.