Be part of a community project and help create a large fabric quilt that will tell our story about how we stayed together while we were apart during COVID-19.
Yarn while you darn, connect with others in your community, learn new skills and document your COVID-19 lockdown experience by creating a unique piece of textile art to share with others.
While we are physically distant, we can connect by thinking of each other, reflecting on happy memories and dreaming of future moments – then making it into art or craft!
People of all ages, stages and interests can take part by combining and interlacing threads, yarns, strands and strips of material to create textile art.
An artist will sew the pieces of together to create a communal artwork that documents our connection during lockdown. The final piece will be exhibited throughout our City as a reminder of something beautiful that grew from uniting within this experience.
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Arts, Heritage and Events
City of Whittlesea
Reply Paid 60758
Bundoora MDC 3083
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If you choose weaving, you will be interlacing threads, yarns, strands and strips to form a piece of fibrous fabric.
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If you choose stitching, you will be stitching a series of lines to form a simple shape, drawing or pattern
First take a moment to reflect on a time when you felt safe and secure. Explore that memory and choose a scene. Try and draw that scene, simplifying until it becomes a childlike line drawing …
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If you enjoyed this activity… feel free to send more than one square…
Or make 9 squares of your own and sew them together in a simple grid to create your own mini comforter for those hours on the couch!
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