Explore the connections between migration and textiles, and the ways in which textiles can represent people, movement and culture.
We will be making a fabric patchwork cross in response to the Lampedusa cross, which is on display at PHM as part of A British Museum Spotlight Loan Crossings: community and refuge.
This powerful installation highlights the perilous journeys made by refugees and the ongoing humanitarian crisis; featuring the Lampedusa cross alongside an installation of 12 tiny boats. Using the Japanese boro patchwork technique we will patch pieces of fabric together into a cross shape. The patches and the action of piecing together reflects the need for healing, and people coming together from suffering and hope.
Part of PHM’s programme exploring migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.