It is important to note that the images shared on this page are created by the participants of the workshops and mentorship I have produced and facilitated, and are not necessarily crafted by myself.
Courtyard Creativities, 2013-2020
Supporting learning disabled and autistic artists with their creative practice. Working both 1:1 and with groups to help realise artistic ideas. Proud to be involved with Irregular Art Schools and Beyond.
Periods: A Brief Jaunt Up North
Thackray Museum of Medicine, 2021
Designing and delivering stitched based workshops around the theme of ‘What I wish I Knew’ in response to menstruation. Working with an LGBTQIA* youth group, secondary school students, an over 55’s group and an activist girl’s group. Stitched outcomes were then brought together into one large banner, displayed during the exhibition (Jan 8th – 10th April 2021).
Planning and delivering creative, stitch based workshops for children aged 8-16. Part of the ‘Healthy Holidays’ initiative, which provides meals for children during school holidays. Workshops include digital illustration, craftivism and mini stitching.
Weaving Together A Story of Place
Working alongside Primary School Teachers to integrate textile practices into non-art based lesson plans for ages 4-11. This included learning about the size and scale of the solar system through pom-poms, Amazonian animals captured in Batik, creating civil rights craftivism and building understanding of descriptive words and character building through sensory bags.
Blue Plaques of Intangible Experiences
‘Blue Plaques of Intangible Experiences’ involved working with groups of people to support them to produce their own creative stitch-based work. Three groups of people from two different community centres in inner city Bradford will took part in the workshops to develop their own ‘blue plaques’ in response to positive and often intangible aspects of neighbourliness experienced in their local community. Working with University of Huddersfield, Dr Claire Barber and curator June Hill.
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