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FAD Workshop: Young Stitchers #2

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in FAD Workshops, Stitch Ideas | No Comments

Week two in Hackney, East London and FAD welcomes the next group of enthusiastic New East London Embroiderers (NELE) to our stitching studio in the heart of Dalston.

“I’d never heard of heritage embroidery before this project. This was my first time doing embroidery and I really enjoyed it.” Jacira, Age 15, Cumberland School

Working alongside our young NELE volunteers, the 14-19 year olds picked up the embroidery baton setting to work on panels for the final two garments. Inspired by the embroideries and breath-taking interiors of Kensington Palace, they combined their research with modern ideas to create a patchwork of stitched stories.

As a result of all their hard work and focus the embroideries look amazing! Along with the panels from the first school group and Praxis they will now be sewn into six modern heritage garments by FAD volunteers, ready to be showcased in London at Kensington Palace and the Knitting & Stitching Show in October 2012.

FAD would like to say a massive thank you to the Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting this inspiring project!

“I knew nothing about embroidery. My knowledge was very limited. Taking part in this course has given me a great insight into the history of embroidery and creative stitch. I have learnt in the past the more embroidery you had on your clothes the more it was worth. People would have bits of their heritage or something meaningful to them embroidered into their clothes.” Angelica, 18, Barking & Dagenham College

“The heritage of embroidery is so interesting and I think other people will enjoy learning about it.” Sagal, Aged 15, Camden School for Girls