Calling all artist-makers *** Now taking submissions **
Blanket Without Borders
Instructions for making your square:
We are making a blanket together.
Each square represents a story, a conversation, a person, a place, a state of mind, a sense of belonging.
Some things to think about when considering your design:
Where is ‘home’ to you?
What is your cultural heritage?
Where do the roots of family tree grow?
What are the important journeys in your life?
Take a fabric square that is 12″x12″.
Choose some coloured threads that you like.
A good sewing length is the length of your arm, from your heart to your hand.
(Thick threads can be spit into thinner threads by placing your cut thread length between your knees, pull it straight up and separate two or three threads, pull away to the sides, and there you go.)
You can draw your design in pencil on the fabric, or get started straight away with threads. Use them like paint, there are no rules or techniques you need to learn, just start stitching and see what happens.
Once you have finished your square, we will add it to the blanket.
We are supporting the work of MEENA Centre who are assisting women and child refugees arriving in the UK from Calais.
Thank you for participating in this art project and contributing to our conversation.
Using embroidery techniques, surface embellishment, and other textile craft practices (e.g. dye work, felting, beading, etc), please work into a fabric square with a size of 13″ X 13″ / 33cm X 33cm (finished size will be 12″ X 12″ / 30cm X 30cm after seam allowance).
We welcome you to share the submission guidelines and encourage others to add to The Blanket Without Borders.
Please register an expression of interest and include a short artist statement and link to your work to email@example.com to be included in our contributors section of the website.
Please send your finished embroidered square to;
The Blanket Without Borders Project
The Sussex Circle
33 Hanover Terrace