London Design Festival: what’s the power of needlecraft?

Prisoner embroidering a cushion from jail

Next Thursday (20th September) I am chairing an event for a charity I have got a hell of a lot of time for: Fine Cell Work. As part of the London Design Festival I’ll discussing the power of needlecraft with Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective, an ex-prisoner called Neil who was taught by FCW to embroider while inside, and Rachel Tavernor, the director of a documentary called Stitched Stories that we’ll be watching before the debate.

Wanna come? Ace. There’s more details here.

Wanna read a little bit about Sarah’s involvement with the film? Then read her blog about it, here.

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Filed under Craft + activism, Craft + charity, Craft events, Embroidery

One response to “London Design Festival: what’s the power of needlecraft?

  1. Sounds fab. We’re big fans of FCW at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and have adopted them as our charity for this year. We’ll be asking all visitors to donate at the fair which takes place in Manchester from 4-7 October 2012. Please come and support!

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