Activism Embroidery

Example of vintage embroidery

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Get a feel for the fabric of protest

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From the very beginnings of the feminist movement, domestic arts - such as embroidery - have been used by women around the world to promote and protest for equal opportunities. To mark International Women’s Day, and inspired by the Library’s collections, we will give you the opportunity to explore the concept of embroidery as ‘gentle protest’.

With guidance from our tutor, artist Emma Stretton, you will learn 10-15 basic stitches, and design and create your beautiful hand stitched and embellished slogan or saying, presented in a wooden embroidery hoop to take home. We will have discussions about the women’s rights movement, drawing on the Library’s digitised collections for inspiration.

From novice crafters to those who want to develop their existing skills, this one-day course will give you the chance to explore the very rewarding and beautiful art of embroidery.

All materials (and plenty of tea and biscuits) will be provided.

If you have any access needs please email as soon as possible after booking.

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Name: Activism Embroidery
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £85.00
Student: £75.00
Registered Unemployed: £75.00
Disabled: £75.00
Senior (60+): £80.00
Young Person (18-25): £75.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546