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Thu, 16 Mar


Huddersfield Art Gallery

WOVEN - Embroidery for Longer Lasting Clothes with Louise Gait

A hands-on workshop exploring traditional embroidery skills brought to Kirklees through immigration and other cultural groups.

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WOVEN - Embroidery for Longer Lasting Clothes with Louise Gait

Time & Location

16 Mar, 11:30 – 15:30

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Unit 7 Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2RS, UK

About The Event

These tradition skills will be explored  with a view to repair and sustain textiles, giving a greater understanding of the sustainability and environmental issues not just within the textile industry but also the wider planet. Embroidery skills covered will include Mountmellick (Irish), Kantha (Indian) and brightly coloured patterns (Caribbean) among others. You will be encouraged to work using these techniques on to pre-loved fabrics, learning how to repair rips and imperfections to lengthen the life of the textile. You'll also learn how to update and embellish existing textiles to give them a new lease of life.

All materials will be provided. By the end of the workshop you will have learned a new range of skills to lengthen the life of any textiles and be more aware of sustainability issues in the textile field. You'll also have learned new embroidery techniques and be more aware of the immigration that happened into the Kirklees textile industry, whilst celebrating the new embroidery skills that were brought with these groups.

This is a drop-in workshop but registration is required as spaces are limited. 

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