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The A–Z Supper Cloth with Stitch–School

part of Make! A Season of Contemporary Craft

Detail of embroidery cloth by Stitch School as part of workshops

Experience the benefits of slow stitching and communal making at The A–Z Supper Cloth with Stitch–School.

As part of Barbican OpenFest, Stitch–School's embroidery experts Aimee Betts and Melanie Bowles invite passers-by to drop in and collaborate stitching a huge piece of printed fabric. Under their guidance, participants work together to create something unique. Download the A–Z stitching guide here.

'The Supper Cloth aims to bring people together offering a chance to get away from mobile devices and embrace the resurgence of hand embroidery. The digital printed linen stretched on the table provides a base to practice and focus stitching as well as encouraging conversation through communal making and slow stitching as an antidote to modern life'

- Stitch–School

Workshop materials have been kindly provided by DMC.

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