Creative workshops and resources exploring how textiles have been used in historic and contemporary protests.
Suitable for all textile abilities, and ages 11+
Join this creative workshop for some stitching, chatting, and sharing inspired by the museum’s collections, including:
Suitable for all textile abilities, and ages 11+ (under 18s must have an accompanying adult).Find out more and book
Explore specially designed resources and how to videos to guide you through creating your own textile work.
Be inspired by a range of topics and techniques to stitch your ideas worth fighting for.
Suitable for all textile abilities, and ages 11+Explore resources
Using appliqué this piece explores hidden workers in the garment industry. It asks 'Who has the power?'
Colourful crafted keyrings to give as gifts, each one including the name of an underrepresented activist.
This piece considers issues of fast fashion in the fashion and textile industry, made using appliqué techniques.
Liberty caps (a symbol of revolution) created by participants for the 200 year commemoration of the Peterloo Massacre in 2019.
This patchwork and appliqué piece explores the working conditions of workers in the garment industry.
Textile piece using patchwork and appliqué to consider the wage of garment workers.
Textile piece using clothing labels and appliqué to highlight how our clothes are made and the hidden labour behind them.
Textile piece using darning techniques to consider how we value our clothes and the people who make them.
Banner created collectively by The Fabric of Protest workshop participants over a number of sessions to commemorate the Match Girls' Strike of 1888.