Stitch your story in 2019

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A new com­mu­nity arts project for 2019 en­ti­tled 52 Stitched Sto­ries will be launched next month for in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants.

The event will be held on Fri­day De­cem­ber 7, between 11am and 2pm, at Coast in Whit­ing Bay, and will in­tro­duce vis­i­tors to the con­cept and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the project which is also be­ing un­der­taken in West Kil­bride.

The am­bi­tion is for ev­ery­one in­volved to create a tex­tile post­card once a week for an en­tire year. Any tex­tile medium can be used and the word ‘stitch’ can be widely in­ter­preted. The re­sult­ing 52 post­cards will re­flect an in­di­vid­ual’s per­sonal nar­ra­tives through­out the year and can draw in­spi­ra­tion from any­where and any­thing: chang­ing sea­sons, life events, emo­tions, ac­tiv­i­ties or sim­ply just a colour.

Par­tic­i­pants will meet monthly through­out the project to share work in progress and to sup­port each other.

Project co-or­di­na­tor Fiona Dou­ble­day, who is work­ing with her coun­ter­part in West Kil­bride, said: ‘This project is open to ev­ery­one and the idea is to bring peo­ple to­gether through stitch­ing and shar­ing. It is a year-long project which should pro­duce an in­ter­est­ing out­come.

‘The hope is that the post­cards and com­mu­ni­ties will come to­gether some­time in 2020 for a shar­ing event.’

A starter kit will be avail­able at the launch for a nom­i­nal charge to cover cost and if you are in­ter­ested in join­ing but are un­able to at­tend the event on Fri­day De­cem­ber 7, you can email earth­[email protected] and a starter pack can be posted out to you.

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