Claire Wellesley-Smith

The Covid-19 Stitch Journal is a textile project for adults in Bradford, led by noted textile artist and faciliator Claire Wellesley-Smith via a Response grant from Bradford Metropolitan District Council.  The textiles made during the project will be exhibited locally and as part of an international conference, Cultural Heritage for Mental Health Recovery 2, in Belgium this December. The project will also be part of Wellesley-Smith’s ongoing PhD research with The Open University. The project includes a number of online workshops via Zoom to discuss experiences of this and the wellbeing benefits that a collective textile project may offer in times of difficulty. These sessions are offering practical textile ideas as well as an opportunity to have conversations with others about personal experiences and strategies during this period of social distancing.

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