AboutTen groups of women will each create a panel depicting a different stage or experience in their lives, life from childhood through marriage, motherhood and work to being a grandmother and into old age. When completed at the end of this year the panels will be joined to form a 25 metre long tapestry.
The project, A Stitch in Time, is the brainchild of the Brent Artists Resource and the cultural arts organisation Bridging Arts. It will use traditional and new techniques to illustrate the lives and experiences of a wide range of local women. Groups involved will include the Asian People's Disability Alliance students from Queens Park Community School, Heba, the Brent Irish Advisory Service, the Asian Women's Resource Centre, local artist Christine Warrington and representatives from .Afro-Caribbean organisations. A wide range of volunteers from all over London, who are keen to learn new and traditional sewing skills, have also come on board to put the hanging together.