Stitch-School invites the people of Brixton to stitch around their 2 metre embroidery table to create a large embroidered art piece which celebrates community-making in Brixton Library.
The Supper Cloth provides a creative learning environment and a chance to get away from the hustle and bussle of everyday life, offering a place to slow down and enjoy the benefits of stitching. The Brixton Supper Cloth invites people of all ages and cultures to sit down and relax, and share stories, news, history and gossip while stitching.
The cloth is based around Stitch-School’s A-Z of embroidery stitches which explores the wealth of embroidery stitches with some hidden word searches that reflect Brixton:
The final embroidery art piece will finally be put on display in the Town Hall and is made by the people for the people.
This event has been funded by a Cultural Seed GLA grant.
During these session will be a Stitch-School instructor to guide you through the stitches:
- Monday 17 Sep | 2.00pm – 6.00pm
- Tuesday 18 Sep | 12.00pm – 5.00pm
- Wednesday 19 Sep | 10.00am – 3.00pm
- Thursday 20 Sep | 3.00pm – 8.00pm
- Friday 21 Sep | 11.00am – 4.00pm
- Saturday 22 Sep | 12.00pm – 5.00pm
- Sunday 23 Sep | 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Looking forward to seeing you around the cloth!
(as part of Townhall Textiles)
Stitch-School was founded in 2017 by Melanie Bowles and Aimee Betts, whose aim is to provide professional and inspirational guidance to reconnect to the benefits of embroidery. They do this through live events and workshops based around their large communal embroidery frame, called The Supper Cloth, and their A-Z embroidery kit.