Stitched Time at WOW Folkestone

Stitched Time opened in Folkestone on 2 March 2015 with a conversation hosted by Dover Arts Development (DAD) with all the Stitched Time artists taking part in the conversation along with other guests. The exhibition ran from 3 – 7 March in an empty shop at 2 Church Street, which was also the venue in which…

Stitched Time touring to Folkestone

I am really pleased to announce that Stitched Time is touring to Folkestone as part of WOW (Women of the World Festival) in Folkestone from 3 – 7 March. Venue 2 Church Street. Ope Tues – Fri 12-3pm, Sat 11am – 4pm. The WOW week “celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls and looks at the most…

Stitched Time Exhibition

Limbo, Substation Project Space 2 Bilton Square, High Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EE 14 Nov-23 Nov Exhibition open Fri-Sun, 1205pm Preview Fri 14 Nov 2014, 6-9pm Stitched Time explores the act of stitching as both personal and collective metaphor. The project evolved out of a peer-to-peer materials based, experimental workshop and is a shared-making project. The stitched scrolls were made…

Finishing and achieving

Today three of us (me, Rosie, Claire) finished a scroll to loud clapping and expressions of joy. Funny how such a seemingly simple thing can provoke this sense of achievement – there was an urgency to finish a length today, partly because for everyone there except me it was the last day of making until September. We ummed and ahhhed…

First scroll completed

We started off the day considering this article in The Guardian on the 10 Sexist scenarios that women face at work which Rosie brought in. It had us laughing in horror. Unbelievable. Congratulations to Ruth Payne who has completed a whole scroll well before the rest of us and had time to start a new one…

Second week

Well it was definitely cooler today but that didn’t mean we got a lot more work done, although progress towards the ten-scroll target is steady and we should get five done by the end of the week. Our day usually starts with tea and conversation which today was about the restrictive nature of traditional female clothing. Once,…

First 3 days of making

We have been melting in our white boiler suits, while trying to work with slippery thread on fragile paper over the past 3 days. Today I tried to block out some of the sun and keep the space a little cooler, without much success. The work we are doing has no apparent function, or even,…

Paper Workshop

Clare and I held our second workshop ‘Paper’ yesterday in the wonderful space above Clare’s studio. There were 13 artists altogether which meant for some interesting conversations and collaborations. We were joined by Ron Wright who gave a really interesting talk about his time as a Papermaker at Dover’s Buckland Mill. This spurred us on…