Good Practice Guidelines launch

After many months of development, we’re delighted to have the Stitching Together Good Practice Guidelines ready to launch.

The guidelines are written for people who facilitate participatory textile making workshops and projects – whether professional textile practitioners, artists, academic researchers, people working within museums and galleries, community activists, amateur enthusiasts or anyone else!

We generated initial ideas for the guidelines at our first network event in April 2019, developed them further at our second event in June 2019, and then invited network members to contribute comments on several versions of the draft document in summer 2020. Fifteen network members also kindly allowed us to use images of their fabulous projects within the publication. All together, the publication is built on the contributions of over 40 people and we are deeply grateful to all of them.

We’re also indebted to Laura Walker, a former colleague of Emma’s at Arts University Bournemouth, who did such a fantastic job of the graphic design. Thank you Laura!

The Good Practice Guidelines will be available as a free pdf document, and we’re also having a batch of copies printed which we’ll distribute free of charge.

We’re organising an informal online event to celebrate the launch of this major output of the network, at 4pm GMT on Friday 27 November. All are welcome!

Please head over to the Good Practice Guidelines page for more detail on the guidelines, to book a place at the launch, to request a print copy of the publication – and, from late November, to download the free pdf.

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