Once a month join artist Helen Mather as she takes over PHM’s Instagram stories @phmmcr for an hour of stitching, chatting and sharing inspired by the museum’s collections.
Each month we’ll create an accompanying resource designed to provide inspiration and ideas for creativity online and at home.
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Suitable for 11+
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.