Who is our friend Fish Devon?

Who is our friend Fish Devon?

August 24, 20210

Recently we received a nondescript package of deeply meaningful sentiment, it landed in our Significant Seams mailbox. A package of unsolicited elegance, aged and lovely lace with a handwritten letter.…

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Textile Art and Activism?

Textile Art and Activism?

December 2, 20200

By Naomi Wright, Artistic Associate, Significant Seams & Art & Energy As freelancers, artists often wear a number of hats, different shapes and sizes to fit the partner organisations and…

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Learning From Experience: The Creative Caregivers In Covid Times

Learning From Experience: The Creative Caregivers In Covid Times

December 2, 20200

By Jessica Liew Like most people, creativity was a lifeline I clung onto very tightly in the pandemic. I never expected that creativity, in this context, would become the subject…

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Participant Perspective, Online vs In-Person

Participant Perspective, Online vs In-Person

October 26, 20200

By Lisa Dillon-Langhorn Before lockdown, I had the privilege of meeting Catherine and Naomi, from Significant Seams, when I attended, in person, the Textiles and Nature course in Crediton, Devon,…

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The Lockdown Blues Project – calling for submissions

The Lockdown Blues Project – calling for submissions

September 8, 20200

A group of academics at the University of Exeter are curating a non-traditional scrapbook as part of a research project about the uncomfortable but important topic of Loneliness. The Lockdown…

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Hidden Barriers around mental health inclusivity

Hidden Barriers around mental health inclusivity

August 23, 20200

  by Catherine West, Artist and Founder, Significant Seams CIC I have led various community quilt projects for more than a decade. In my artistic practice, these are a key…

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“Very enjoyable collaborative project for a precious cause. Perfectly timed during lockdown” Participant Feedback on The Ugly Bug Ball

“Very enjoyable collaborative project for a precious cause. Perfectly timed during lockdown” Participant Feedback on The Ugly Bug Ball

August 19, 20200

Project eARTh: ‘The Ugly Bug Ball’ Embroidery Project A project for participants in Project eARTh, and arts and health programme for adults across the High Peak, experiencing mental distress or…

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Creative Sparks

Creative Sparks

August 18, 20200

By Melinda Schwakhofer – The Quarantine Quilt Project artist I am one of four artists on the Quarantine Quilt Project. We have each been commissioned to make individual pieces of…

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