We have some very exciting news to share today….
The first part of the Stitching Together special edition of the Journal of Arts and Communities (Volume 10 Issues 1&2) is now out and available online! We, and the contributors, have been beavering away on this publication for a number of months, so it’s super exciting to see it come to fruition. It contains eight excellent case studies and an article by us (Emma & Amy) introducing the broader Stitching Together research project – all introduced by Stephanie Knight, the principal editor, who has supported us through the special edition project with kindness and wisdom. The cover image is taken from contributor, Rosa Tolnov Clausen’s weaving workshop, discussed in her article.
Here’s the line up to tempt you:
EMMA SHERCLIFF AND AMY TWIGGER HOLROYD
GRACE MCQUILTEN AND AMY SPIERS
FIONA HACKNEY, CLARE SAUNDERS, JOANIE WILLETT, KATIE HILL AND IRENE GRIFFIN
SARAH EMILY BROWN
LINDA CLAIRE WARNER, PIRITA SEITAMAA-HAKKARAINEN AND KAI HAKKARAINEN
JULIETTE MACDONALD AND ANDREA PEACH
ROSA TOLNOV CLAUSEN
We’re immensely grateful to all the contributors, the reviewers, and the production team at Intellect for their enthusiasm, hard work and patience. We now have what Amy and I have been racking our brains for over the years: the start to a really good, critical resource supporting an increased awareness of the value of participatory textile making activities in research! I say a start, because there will be more – Part Two is in the pipeline and we hope it’ll be ready for publication in the Autumn later this year.
Well done and thank you to everyone!