Artist Cecilia Charlton will be hosting a series of textile-themed workshops during July and August 2021, culminating in an October gallery exhibition at SPACE Ilford.
Participants will learn and experiment with a range of techniques such as bargello needlepoint, crewel embroidery, cross-stitch embroidery, and dyeing methods. Themes will relate to the local area of Ilford and will include Roman and Iron age artefacts and the pre-historic mammoth skull that was discovered in 1864.
The concept behind the workshops is to encourage sharing and togetherness through textiles. Ultimately the works created will be united into large-scale quilted artworks as a physical manifestation of the social connections made during the time sewing.
These weekly sessions for Redbridge residents aged 55+ will take place 11am – 3pm on Tuesdays (in person) and 1 – 3pm on Wednesdays (on zoom) from 20 August – 4 September 2021 on the following dates and locations:
Tuesdays 11am – 3pm
20, 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August
Online zoom sessions
Wednesdays 1 – 3pm
21, 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August and 1 September 2021
Saturday 4 September, 11am – 3pm
In person session where participants can invite their children and grandchildren.
Sessions are limited to maximum 20 spaces, seating will be socially distanced with C-19 preventative measures in place.
The workshops are open to Redbridge residents aged 55 years and over. Please book by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, age, postcode, phone number, dates you will be attending, any health/medical issues and access needs we should be aware of and next of kin contact details.
Funded by The Mercers’ Company.