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…

Target of 10 scrolls reached

With the completion of 10 scrolls, it feels like time to reflect on that achievement. The sewing sessions have been confessional, funny, fun and surprising. We have been working with slippery thread, have occasionally dropped and lost needles between the floorboards, pulled threads out and started again, have tried hard to sew squares and straight lines and made and accepted inevitable ‘errors’.…

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,…

Threads workshop…some more pics.

Just a few more pictures from our threads workshop on Saturday. These images reflect what I was playing about with during the day. I don’t seem to have any pictures of what others were doing! I think it is quite a difficult one to resist the lure of the surface and is actually something I…

Shipping Forecast

Shipping Forecast

Ruth Payne and Linda Simon will be performing Shipping Forecast on Whitstable Seafront on Thursday 12 June at 9pm, wearing the punched paper cubes they made at the last Thread, Paper, Cloth workshop.