CASE STUDY: Caroline Aldridge – Stitches of Friendship Quilt

This case study explores a participatory textile making project by Caroline Aldridge. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Stitches of Friendship Quilt Name(s) of practitioner(s) and institution/organisation, if any Caroline Aldridge and members of the Rock Buns and Rolling …

CASE STUDY: Mrs Magooty’s Virtual Beadwork Retreat

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making project, is written by Sarah Longfield. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Mrs Magooty’s Virtual Beadwork Retreat Name(s) of practitioner(s) and institution/organisation, if any Sarah Longfield, Mairi Carlton, Carole Cowie …

CASE STUDY: Catherine Howard – Breaking the chains (of poor mental health)

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making research project, is written by Catherine Howard. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Breaking the chains (of poor mental health) Name(s) of researcher(s) and university affiliation, if any Catherine Howard  (University …

CASE STUDY: Karen Grøn, TRAPHOLT museum, Denmark – LIGHTHOPE – crocheting hope during lockdown spring 2020

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making project, is written by Karen Grøn. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. LIGHTHOPE – crocheting hope during lockdown spring 2020. Photo: Trapholt Title of case study project or workshop LIGHTHOPE – crocheting hope during lockdown spring 2020 …

CASE STUDY: Iryna Kucher – Mending Futures

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making research project, is written by Iryna Kucher. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Participant's exploration of mending practice Title of case study project or workshop Mending futures. Exploration of domestic mending in fashion through wardrobe studies and …

What a day! Thank you!

Well over 100 people joined us on Thursday 13th May – on Zoom – for the Stitching Together Study Day event. We welcomed 28 contributors across three sessions to discuss a wide variety of participatory textile making projects. It was a fantastically rich event, which left us all feeling so inspired! You can catch up on …

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 …