Once a month join this informal creative workshop for some stitching, chatting and sharing, inspired by the museum’s collections.
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:
One of ten treasures from PHM’s collection, the painting Woman Looking Through a Microscope (1966) by Cliff Rowe (1904-1989) reflects a common theme for the artist, who spent much of his professional life visiting factories and painting the workers he saw.
Workplaces have changed a lot recently, from working at home, to new equipment and procedures, with some people finding themselves without a place to work. Inspired both by the subjects and geometric shapes of colour in Rowe’s paintings, this resource shows you how to make a textile piece to communicate how you feel about recent changes and your hopes about work in the future.