Case studies

This ever-growing collection of case studies showcases the diversity of contexts in which participatory textile making activities take place. We hope that this resource will be useful for researchers and practitioners interested in using such methods.

If you have run a project involving participatory textile making activities, please consider contributing a case study. There are two templates: a Research Case Study template, for projects which take place within the context of academic research, and a Practice Case Study template, for projects which take place outside this context – such as socially engaged arts practice and public engagement. The templates, along with guidance notes, can be downloaded as a Word document here and sent to

If you would like to check whether your project falls within the network’s remit, are unsure about which template to use, or have any questions, please get in touch.


ST_work sock 100.jpg CASE STUDY: Amy Meissner – Seeding Repair: Fostering a Northern Repair Culture



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CASE STUDY: Amy Meissner – Needle & Myth




CASE STUDY: Emelie Röndahl – Google Weaving Stop-time



pop upCASE STUDY: Helen Blank, Helen Berrie, Sue Benson, Dr Rebecca Collins, and others – #PopUpPatchChallenge



christine beritCASE STUDY: Christine Andrä, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and colleagues – (Un)Stitching the subjects of Colombia’s reconciliation process / (Des)tejiendo miradas sobre los sujetos en proceso de reconciliación en Colombia


03_CMSdetail_1 copyCASE STUDY: Catherine Reinhart – The Collective Mending Sessions



Lynn4CASE STUDY: Lynn Setterington – Scaffolding for Life



stepney1 copyCASE STUDY: Jessica Jacobs, Andrea Morreau and Emily O’Mara – Our Hamlets: Community Mapping Project



Alison1 copy 2.pngCASE STUDY: Louise Scollay and Alison Mayne – Cleeking in the Archives



img_4824-e1565351678542.jpgCASE STUDY: Shirley Mclauchlan – Personalised Stitching Workshop



Emma case study thumbnail picCASE STUDY: Emma Shercliff – Articulating Stitch



prison and politics figure 3. copyCASE STUDY: Lindy Richardson – Politics in Stitch



lat13eCASE STUDY: Amy Twigger Holroyd – The Knitting Circle