Sunday 9 September 2012

The Final Furlong

Last week we returned to the Mustard Tree after a short break for the bank holiday. Participants began to transfer their prints onto fabric and stitch into them. For some people it was the first time they had tried embroidery and they seemed to enjoy it! Unbelievably we only have one session left before the exhibition starts!

Last week also saw an epic frame buying mission and the fiddly process of mounting all of the textile pieces. We had fun printing onto a long length of calico, a huge imagined street scene composed from stencils of the participants' monoprints . This will form a major part of the participatory aspect of the Connecting Threads exhibition. We hope that visitors will add their own doodles and details onto the fabric using pens and embroidery, adding to the visual story. Bayeux Tapestry eat your heart out - this is the 'Manchester Tapestry'!

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