The Stitched Together project works with four groups from the local military communities of Catterick Garrison, Topcliffe, and Dishforth. Over a period of two years it is offering weekly textile workshop activities, visits, talks and mentoring. Activities take place both in the daytime and evenings, providing those with work and childcare commitments opportunity to access the project.The project will deliver the following outcomes:
- Build on the legacy of previous projects by working across three garrisons;
- Offer military families, who are typically away from extended families the opportunity to build peer relationships and develop their textile skills and confidence by working alongside two contemporary textile artists to create work for exhibition and the creation of a collaborative community hanging;
- Encourage participation with the wider local community through skills sharing, exhibiting and displaying artwork at events and opportunities to volunteer;
- Develop an educational link to the collections held by The Green Howards Museum Richmond.