This project is now on its next journey with thanks to heritage lottery funding.
Edinburgh University researcher Lindy Richardson and research assistant Nikkita Morgan will be working on developing the project with community outreach activities which will include creative stitching as well as conservation.
Our collection has undergone a few changes since the last blog post a few years ago. This historic teaching aid, was intended to incite interest in needlework and improve design standards; a legacy which is still relevant today. The embroideries now require specialist conservation methods to enable safe handling as an accessible collection for the 21st century and beyond.
This project will embrace a range of groups within our Community which will include: –
The Embroiderers Guild participants,
The welcoming, an organisation who work specifically with refugees and migrants
Scottish Prison Service, women, men.
ACES, school groups
Together will be: –
Safely re-mounting the precious samples for future use
All participants stitching individual stories
Showing the results in an exhibition at the end of the year in Edinburgh College of Art
If you would like to join in any of the activities please contact us.
The project has begun so please wish us luck with the next phase of this exciting project. You will find us on instagram @embroiderednds, and we will be using the hashtag #embroideredstories.
We also have another wordpress blog http://edin.ac/embroideredstories