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Life's Rich Tapestry: The Creative Textile Project Encouraging Women to Use Their Voice

6 March 19 photos: Emma Ford

Life's Rich Tapestry is a collaboration between Offshoots East Midlands C.I.C and Ignite futures and funded by the Big Lottery, The Arts Council and Nottingham Women's Centre, with the aim of using the creative arts to empower women to use their voice...

The textile workshops – run by textile artists – explore both traditional and contemporary techniques. Women of different backgrounds and ethnicities came together at Sue Ryder Shop on Goosegate to attend the workshops, providing opportunities to make new friends, share experiences, and learn new skills.

Over forty women have attended the five-week project, which is the introduction stage to a larger scale programme. These photographs and the creative textile outcomes will inform part of an exhibition in Sue Ryder and Carousel (Nottingham Writers Studio) as part of the Bras Not Bombs festival on Saturday 9 of March to celebrate International Women's Day.

Sue Ryder will also be host to an installation of women knitters in the shops window, live music and a chance to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake. There will be a final Soul Sister party at Carousel in the evening with female DJ's starting at 8pm till late.

Bras Not Bombs event

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