Weaving Ancient Tales
Saturday, 14th May 2022, 12:00 - 16:00
Have you ever wanted to learn how to embroider? Or to explore textile arts from around the world?
Join East London Textile Arts for an embroidery workshop at P21 Gallery led by textile artist Sonia Tuttiett, inspired by the exhibition Kalila wa Dimna: Ancient Fables for Troubled Times and by textile techniques from cultures around the world.
Take home a finished piece or finish it in your own time at home. Sonia will provide stitch guides and a design drawn out on fabric. All materials needed to create a piece of embroidery will be provided for the duration of the session, including:
Daler mounting board
East London Textile Arts is a textile collective, running participatory textile projects in Newham, East London. ELTA believes textiles of the highest quality can be made within communities. The collective works with diverse groups on a long-term developmental basis building a range of skills. They create striking artworks for exhibitions and sell their cards, decorated papers and printed fabrics at open days, and exhibitions. ELTA works with adults with learning disabilities, and collaborate with community, cultural and academic organisations. They create work with their own textile artists, while inviting visiting artists to join projects, and train unemployed young people in textile and community skills. They are led by Sonia Tuttiett and Celia Ward.
Kalila wa Dimna: Ancient Tales for Troubled Times has developed out of the work of Language Acts and Worldmaking, a flagship project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is principally funded by The National Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Language Acts and Worldmaking. The exhibition is hosted by the P21 Gallery.