Stitch a building – Study Day invitation!

We’re really looking forward to the Stitching Together Study Day on Thursday 13 May. This free one-day online event provides space for people with interests in participatory textile making activities – whether participants, facilitators, researchers or commissioners – to come together and share experiences, insights and challenges. (Not booked yet? Visit Eventbrite to book your place!) Each session …

Stitching Together Study Day + networking session … Save The Dates!

**Update - booking now open! Click here for details** We're planning our final (funded) network events... Put the dates into your diaries! The Stitching Together Study Day will take place on Thursday 13 May with live sessions (9-10.30am / 2-3.30pm / 7-8.30pm BST) and pre-recorded content available via the website ahead of time. All sorts …

#Quilts4Cancer: Quilting the chemical sciences for pancreatic cancer patients

A new guest post this week from Dr Kirsty Ross, based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, highlighting the role of quilt-making in public engagement activities: Hello everyone! My name is Dr Kirsty Ross and I am a public engagement professional or PEP. “What on earth is a public engagement professional?!” I hear you …

CASE STUDY: Heather Schulte – Stitching the Situation

hands holding a geometric cross-stitch embroidery

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making research project, is written by Heather Schulte. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Stitching the Situation Name(s) of practitioner(s) and institution/organisation, if any Heather Schulte, faciltator, and 90+ stitching collaborators and growing …

Social Research Association blog and Material Methods chat

As the network's activities develop, it's really exciting to be making connections with other researchers and organisations and sharing stories of participatory textile making. A couple of weeks ago, we (Emma and Amy) wrote a guest post for the Social Research Association blog, outlining seven key characteristics of participatory textile making activities and seven challenges …

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 …

CASE STUDY: Stephanie Bunn and colleagues – Forces in Translation

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making research project, is written by Stephanie Bunn and colleagues. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Forces in Translation Name(s) of researcher(s) and university affiliation, if any Left to right and …

CASE STUDY: Daniel Fountain and Antoinette Burchill – Re-Imagining Citizenship: Sampling The Subversive Stitch & Stitching Solidarity

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making research project, is written by Daniel Fountain and Antoinette Burchill. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Re-Imagining Citizenship: Sampling The Subversive Stitch & Stitching Solidarity Name(s) of practitioner(s) and institution/organisation, …