Gathering Stitch is a textiles project run in collaboration with Wild & Kind Studios, Glasgow Women's Library and the artist Paria M. Goodarzi. In this project, participants developed their textile and design skills; learned about textile production techniques; engaged with a history of women’s resistance through textile; and had the opportunity to exhibit a collaborative piece of textile art at Glasgow Women’s Library.
Wild & Kind Studios is a low-waste embroidery, garment printing, and risograph service that has run community workshops for people with marginalized genders since 2016. You can find out more about them here. Wild & Kind will host our workshops, facilitate sessions that teach basic design and textile skills, and introduce participants to textile productions techniques and equipment.
Glasgow Women's Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections, public events, and learning opportunities. You can find out more about them here. Through the Women's Library archive material, this project will be placed into a context of how women have used textiles to build community, protest, and resist throughout history. Creative work from the project will be exhibited to the public at Glasgow Women's Library in October.
Paria M. Goodarzi is a textiles artist whose work often takes the form of participatory and socially-engaged artworks. You can find out more about her practice and view her work here.
This project is funded by the