Community Sewing Project
Flock together was last year’s community project which used stitch to unite participants in a shared language of making.
Inspired by The Red Dress, which showed at ACEarts in January 2022 and their ‘no borders no boundaries’ ethos, ACEarts devised an outreach programme of opportunities for the local and wider community to get involved in and become part of a collective Flock.
To move or gather in large numbers.
To cover a surface with a soft material in order to decorate it.
A group of birds or a group of people
This creative project was designed to empower individuals and build strong, inclusive physical and online community.
How folks got involved:
- came to a workshop in the gallery space
- made a piece at home using materials they already had
- joined our online community on Instagram at #Flocktogether22
The brief was to:
Use a 10x10cm piece of white fabric and the theme of ‘Flock Together’, participants were invited to stitch their own design onto the fabric, share pictures with us and the Flock community online on Instagram using #FlockTogether22 and then send the finished work to us by the end of the year.
Flock Together exhibition:
These pieces have now all come together to create a large public participation artwork. It is a visual representation of the unity within our community and celebrates the new collective Flock.
Each piece has been mounted onto large fabric panels and will adorn our gallery walls for an exhibition starting 14th January 2023.
Print a copy of our FLOCK TOGETHER worksheet using the link below
FLOCK TOGETHER on tour
We are delighted to tell you the following venues will be showing the FLOCK TOGETHER exhibition.
Crewkerne Museum 6- 29 April
Bishops Palace, Stable yard, Wells 10 May – 10 June – free to enter
Craft 4 Crafters, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet 12 -14 October
Somerton Library TBC
To see a film of the many pieces donated for this fabulous community project click here