Mammoth loop: a stitch in time
July – Sept 2021
SPACE Ilford

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:

SPACE Ilford
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

SPACE Ilford
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 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.