Once a month join artist Helen Mather as she takes over PHM’s Instagram Live @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:
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.