THREAD: Contemporary Needlecraft
THREAD: Contemporary Needlecraft is an exhibition of all forms of needle arts including embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry and more. The exhibition shows how needlecraft today goes beyond the purely decorative, showing its connections to folk traditions, abstract art, word and activism.
The exhibition follows on from our successful exhibition New Quilting, and again shows a surprising and modern look at a traditional craft form. It shows that that these beautiful and intricately crafted objects can hold a much deeper meaning, or a purpose that can inspire people and drive change in the world around them.
Throughout the exhibition there will be a participative artwork, where you can have a go at creating your own embroidered artwork, and think about how needlecraft can become a form of gentle protest with Craftivist Collective.