We’ve reached the half way point now, with most participants having taken part in the first workshop. It was split over two sessions to keep the groups small and allow for comfortable for sharing experiences. We explored potential quilt and collage based outcomes, inspired by artists such as Miriam Shapiro, Faith Ringgold, Hannah Hoch, Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, then responeded to a number of visual prompts and questions, which will underpin the developing panels. Above all participants were keen to share their experiences and to give and receive support to each other, whilst reflecting upon the challenges of lockdown.
We also met for a morning drop-in stitch/make together session to share work in progress and continue conversations.
Here is a ‘quilt’ screenshot sharing work in progress from one the workshops: