Online Resources | The Fabric of Protest

Download the resources and use the videos below to guide and inspire you to create your own textile pieces!

Online resources for all textile abilities.

Suitable for ages 11 to adults.

Choose a resource to stitch ideas of change

Climate change collage

Textile piece, The Fabric of Protest May 2020

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Embroider support for migrant workers' rights

Textile piece @ The Fabric of Protest

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Use appliqué to share hopes about workplaces in the future

Textile piece @The Fabric of Protest

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Create a 3D textile piece to explore ideas of how to dismantle inequalities

3D Textile piece exploring inequality

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Weave symbols of industry, migration and textiles

Textile piece using weaving techniques

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Highlight hidden labour in the garment industry

Textile piece @ The Fabric of Protest

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Appliqué a campaign slogan for migrant and garment workers' rights

Textile piece with reverse applique

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Quilt a message of hope and solidarity

Textile piece with a message of hope and solidarity

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Visbile mending: valuing the skills of garment workers

Textile piece with visible signs of mending

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Stitch a health and safety message about garment workers' health & safety

Textile piece with applique techniques

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Use a range of stitches to create letters that spell out the word TRANSPARENCY

Image shows a textile piece on striped yellow fabric. The letter R has been stitched on using a range of colourful stitches. Around the letter the words 'Risk', 'Regulations' and 'Rana Plaza' have been stitched.

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Stitch a More in Common message

Image shows textile piece on a white fabric with colourful stitching. The words 'For me More in Common reflects our everyday lives' has been stitched in blue and pink thread. Around the letters are images of kettles and tea pots also in multi-coloured stitching.

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Create symbols of your identity

Image shows a textile piece on white fabric, symbols of hands, water and lips have been stitched using various stitching techniques.

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Symbolic patchworks

Image shows a patchwork textile piece, it has been made from different colours of material in red, pink, blue, green, brown and white. There is white stitching over the patchwork in vertical lines.

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Hapazome: print from nature

Printed pattern of petals and leaves created by Hapazome technique

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Weft technique demonstration

Watch artist Helen Mather demonstrate how to use a range of stitching techniques to create your own textile art.

Weaving technique demonstration

Warp technique demonstration

Back stitch lettering technique

How to make a protest flag

Decorative stitch

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