Embroidering Identities

17 Sep 2019

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14.00 - 17.00

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The Koppel Project Central

England, United Kingdom

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Palestinian women traditionally used embroidery as a means to define and redefine their identity over the course of their lives, developing different colours and symbols local to regions.


Pieces were embroidered and pieced together to create a thobe, a dress made up of panels, each conveying a message, story, patch of identity through embroidery. 

While learning the history and contemporary practice of Palestinian Embroidery we will be learning or refreshing our skills of cross-stitch to make our own embroidery patches on pieces of naturally dyed Hebron cotton. We will explore symbols of meaning, personal narratives, and distinctive imagery that can be used to define or identify each of us within our own complex lives.

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Julie Fox

Elize Collin


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