The Knitter, the Stitcher, and the Quilter
No, this is not a “walked into a bar” joke, or a Perraultian fairy tale.
It’s all just in a day’s work.
Today, a knitter (Debs), a quilter (Catherine), and a stitcher (me!), gathered to (hand)stitch together Walthamstow’s Neighbourly Quilt.
Back in May I was just finishing off my first internship with Catherine at her Walthamstow-based Social Enterprise Significant Seams (I’ve just begun my second internship there).
My first jaunt at the Significant Seams Hub was based around a community arts project: the Neighbourly Quilt project featured here.
Significant Seams asked residents of E17 to hand in fabric squares decorated using various textile techniques, or attend a workshop to learn a technique with which to decorate their square. The theme of the square was to be either “something which makes good neighbours”, or “something which I love about Walthamstow”.
We received 68 patches in all; more than we expected, and more than our target!
Catherine and Debs had already spent a couple of sessions hand-stitching the quilt together, and now that I’m back from Scotland, I’m joining in too. Here’s our handiwork:
Here’s (rather) a few of my favourites:
By Kate Elisabeth Rolison, Significant Seams intern. Originally posted here: http://poesiegrenadine.blogspot.co.uk/
|One of Debs’ beautiful pieces|