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, …

CASE STUDY: Katherine Townsend & Ania Sadkowska – Emotional Fit

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making research project, is written by Katherine Townsend and Ania Sadkowska. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Photo: Rebecca Lewis 2017. Title of case study project or workshop Emotional Fit  Name(s) of researcher(s) and university affiliation, if any …

CASE STUDY: Giuseppina Santoro – Web of Love – Strega Figia

This case study, which explores a participatory textile making research project, is written by Giuseppina Santoro. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Web of Love - Strega Figia Name(s) of researcher(s) and university affiliation, if any Giuseppina Santoro - Anglia Ruskin …

CASE STUDY: Space2 – Many Happy Returns – The NHS At 70

This case study explores a participatory textile making project commissioned by Space2. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop Many Happy Returns – The NHS At 70 Name(s) of practitioner(s) and institution/organisation, if any Space2 was the commissioning organisation.  Artists …

CASE STUDY: Jo McIntosh – St Ives In Stitches

This case study explores a participatory textile making project by Jo McIntosh. To see more case studies or find out how to contribute one yourself, click here. Title of case study project or workshop St Ives In Stitches Name(s) of practitioner(s) and institution/organisation, if any Jo McIntosh Context for project Independent socially engaged arts project …