As we go into Lockdown 2, participants in the Quarantine Quilt Project talk about the wellbeing effects of creativity in our new video
A completed DIGITAL quilt from Envisage Arts CIC
Deadline to contribute patches (or poetry) for ‘Here Comes The Sun’ Quilt 30 October
Participant Perspective, Online vs In-Person
The Lockdown Blues Project – calling for submissions
Hidden Barriers around mental health inclusivity
The Master’s Wives Coverlet and how a historic quilt inspired Glimmer Theatre’s Quarantine Quilt Project
“Very enjoyable collaborative project for a precious cause. Perfectly timed during lockdown” Participant Feedback on The Ugly Bug Ball
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The Craft of Caring Project Video
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The Quarantine Quilt Project
The Craft of Caring: A Caring Community Artwork
Experimental Textiles Workshops at West Town Farm
Experimental Textiles for Carers
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The Community Quilt Programme ©
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The Giant’s Garden Poppy Project ©
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Craft of Caring Application Page
Craft of Caring Application Page
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What does it mean to care? We all are likely to know someone who is a carer - or being cared for. So many people are adapting their lives to deliver 'care' that, if government were paying for the work, it would fund a second NHS. As government isn't, there are a lot of people making some substantial adaptations to their lives 'to care' - almost certainly motivated by another definition of 'care.' Expressing the varied meanings and implications of this word, in this context, presents a unique artistic challenge - which we hope many artists will take up. Thank you for joining us in this exploration.
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If your work is selected: you grant Significant Seams and its freelance associates license to reproduce a likeness of your work for the purposes of the Craft of Caring Project and future stories about Significant Seams work. You grant Significant Seams and its freelance associates license to use your name (or nom de plume) and the name of your included work(s) for the purposes of the Craft of Caring Project and future stories about Significant Seams work. You will work with us collaboratively and in a caring and community-minded way on the installation. You will collaborate in a timely way for the production of the trail guide.
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Your application will have three parts: 1) completing this simple form about your artwork 2) We will then issue you an invoice for you application fee, which you must pay; then 3) you will also send us an email with images of the work under consideration according to instructions that will accompany the invoice. Thank you for your submission. We look forward to seeing your work.
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