Create and share textile responses to the topics explored, using techniques taught by artist Helen Mather.
Bring along your own sewing projects to work on while watching and listening, or switch on your camera and microphone to join in the conversation and shape ideas worth fighting for to be explored in future workshops.
Keep an eye on Instagram @phmmcr to see the latest creations, and share yours using #fabricofprotest.
All textile abilities welcome, suitable for ages 11+ (under 18s must have an accompanying adult present during session).
Click the ‘show previous dates’ button to find other Fabric of Protest resources, starting from June 2020.
This month’s inspiration:
Jayaben Desai, Leader of the Grunwick strike (1976-1978), was from the Gujarat region of India, home to Kutch embroidery which features mirrors and a variety of stitches in bright colours.
Design and make a mini banner, inspired by the Kutch embroidery tradition, using foil (instead of mirrors) and chain stitch to create geometric patterns and shapes either as a border or design, with a message, word or slogan in the centre to highlight concerns facing and support of migrant workers.
Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.