The Stitching Together research network brings together researchers, professional textile practitioners, project commissioners and enthusiast textile maker groups to develop improved critical understandings of participatory textile making – making textiles with others – as an emerging methodological approach used in cross-disciplinary research.

The project, which is funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council, runs from January 2019 to June 2021. It is led by Dr Emma Shercliff (Arts University Bournemouth) and Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd (Nottingham Trent University).

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This short video, created at our first event in 2019, provides an introduction to the network:

This 20-minute ‘in conversation’ video, created for National Centre for Research Methods in 2020, explores the use of participatory textile making in academic research contexts:

The recording of our one-hour online event to launch the Stitching Together Good Practice Guidelines in November 2020 includes presentations by seven network members, showcasing the diversity of participatory textile making activities: