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The Brixton Supper Cloth

Stitch-School were delighted to be awarded our first grant from Cultural Seeds funding from the Mayor of London which supports small community led projects providing culture for all within the boroughs of London. Our proposal was The Brixton Supper Cloth as part of Brixton Design Trail, to create a community art work - The Brixton Supper Cloth - for the people by the people for which took part in Brixton Library 17th - 23rd September 2018.

We met so many lovely people during the seven day residency in Brixton Library which opens its doors to all. Many participants returned enjoying working around the table, learning new skills, gaining confidence with their own creativity or just enjoying working collaboratively.

During the week long residency we observed the joy of people working together, conversations around stitch structures, sharing knowledge or just some local news. The Brixton Supper Cloth brought people together from all cultures, age groups and social classes with the stitching the common activity. The power of making together to create a public art for a local space gives the community a purpose, a goal and in return united pride.

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Peckham Festival 2018

We were thrilled to be asked back to Peckham Bussey Building for The Peckham Festival in September. The sun shone and it felt like a fiesta celebrating Peckham and its people. Full of music, activities , good food from so many cultures.

The Peckham Cloth continued to be stitched over the weekend and now its completed we are looking for a home for it in a public or community space. Lets us know if you have an idea where it can be displayed - we would love to know!

Thanks for photography @peckhamfestival

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melanie bowles