Case studies

We are compiling a set of case studies to showcase 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.

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