Opportunity: Participate in 52 Stitched Stories

25th June 2019

A community arts project creating a postcard piece of textile art every week for a year is seeking new communities to participate.

The 52 Stitched Stories project began life on Arran but, very quickly, jumped the water to West Kilbride. Members in each community produce a postcard piece of art work for as many weeks as possible in 2019 as possible. On Arran this is limited to ‘stitched’ work but in West Kilbride all media is included. The participants have monthly meetings to share their work, processes and swap ideas. This month the two groups came together for a fascinating sharing event. The work will be exhibited in the Barony gallery in March 2020. It has already proved to be a remarkable project that is sustaining both individual practice and community bonds. Being part of something bigger has created a feeling of belonging. At sharing meetings it is obvious just how many of the pieces use recycled materials and Upcycling processes and this has been particularly rewarding.

Call for communities to participate

This is a call for new communities who would like to begin their 52 Stitched Stories journey in 2020. We are meeting with interested groups or individuals to support them in their preparation and also looking at new and innovative ways of connecting the communities involved in the project. If you would like to find out more visit our new website or email Fiona at earththreadsuk@gmail.com

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