Bridging Arts

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Embroidery focus group in Battersea

Women from North Africa and Somalia at the Katherine Lowe Community Centre in Battersea, south London, bring in their embroidery. Above - a wedding gift. Napkins embroidered in Agadir, Morocco, by a friend who was taught by Spanish nun. The patterns reflect the Islamic influence in the embroidery patterns seen in central Spain.

Another wedding gift. Sarah Rackham, group leader, with a tablecloth embroidered by her aunt and given to her as a wedding present.