(Home) Creative Tea: Photo-Embroidery

Join us online in a series of workshops throughout March and be part of a public art exhibition.

If you’ve received our Photo-embroidery Art Kit or have your own embroidery tools, bring your tea and join neighbours and friends in our series of online get-togethers throughout March.


Saturday 6 March 2021, 11am to 1pm
Tuesday 16 March 2021, 11am to 1pm
Week of 22 March date to be decided based on demand – please tell us which date/time you prefer by filling out this Doodle or by calling us at 07715060091
Saturday 27 March, 11am to 1pm (last one on photo-embroidery!)

WHERE_ Online on Zoom – you can also join just by using a telephone (details will be emailed to you 2 hours before the session starts). If you need help with setting up Zoom, please contact us.

WHO_ Clapham Park residents, friends and neighbours. All ages welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

BOOK ONLINE Or by phone 07715060091

About the photo-embroidery project_ We have been working with residents over the past year embroidering photographs of the buildings in Clapham Park Estate. Photo-embroidery is a simple skill to learn for all ages, and is a beautiful and unique way to commemorate a photograph. Our plan is to have a complete collection of hand-embroidered photographs with facts and anecdotes about each building, and will be exhibiting the collection at an exhibition in Spring 2021.

This project was developed by photographer Marcia Chandra in collaboration with textile artist Sonia Tuttiet (East London Textile Arts) for the Clapham Park Creative Co-op.

How to participate_ For this activity you will need embroidery supplies:

  • If you are a Clapham Park neighbour you can order our Photo-embroidery Art Kit with all the materials you need. Contact us to arrange to have one ready for you to pick up at the Clapham Park Cube.
  • If you’ve already been joining our workshops you need more supplies or want to do more photographs let us know and you can pick some supplies up at the Cube.
  • If you live outside of the Clapham Park area, you can use your own photographs at home, and order embroidery supplies  (for example, online on Amazon or click and collect at Hobbycraft). 

The full list of materials you will need for this workshop: 
— old photograph that you don’t mind stitching onto
— needle
— embroidery thread/floss (a few different colours)
— needle threader (optional)
— scissors
— pencil
— cardboard or mat to protect table
— masking tape (optional)  
— seam ripper (to punch holes – optional)

BOOK ONLINE Or by phone 07715060091

HEALTH & SAFETY & COVID_ Note that we will be using sewing needles so care must be taken (but even children can do it with supervision!).

CONTACT_ For information or questions, please contact us.

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