People’s History Museum will close on Sunday 31 December 2023 and re-open on Thursday 1 February 2024 so that it can carry out further work as part of the Welcome Project at PHM, which stems from the museum’s vision to be an exemplar for accessibility.Find out more
Join this creative workshop for some stitching, chatting, and sharing inspired by the museum’s collections.
Explore the latest resources and creations to inspire yours.
All textile abilities welcome, suitable for 11+ (under 18s must have an accompanying adult).
We will take inspiration from the arpilleras of Chile; quilted, appliquéd, and embroidered squares documenting the everyday lives of women living under the Chilean dictatorship following the country’s military coup of 1973.
To connect with UK Disability History Month (16 November – 16 December 2023), we will use the idea of the arpilleras as a newspaper, to document the stories of disability discrimination in Britain.
Part of PHM’s co-curated programme of activity exploring the history of disabled people’s rights and activism.