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A Stitch in Time and Place

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Many cultures have distinctive textile crafts, and how textiles are decorated often celebrates the culture of their creator.

The aim of this project is to connect groups of young people in different parts of the world, to create designs through coding and stitching, to explore aspects of their own cultural heritage. Photographs of the final pieces of work will be exhibited. It uses Turtlestitch, a freely available software that enables the generation and stitching of patterns using a digital embroidery machine, giving programmatic control of the machine. Developing code can be a valuable skill, and gives an insight into how high-tech devices work.

The project is led by Professor Margaret Low from WMG at the University of Warwick, and is funded through the Connecting Cultures GRP's ‘Connecting cultures through co-production’ call