Thank you to everyone who came along to Stitched! The opening night on the 30th July was a lovely evening and it was fantastic to see so many people supporting the project throughout the week.
Photographer Rob Maclese took some brilliant photographs on the opening night which you can find by clicking here!
For those of you who might have stumbled across this website, Stitched was an art exhibition showcasing the work of eleven gifted artists at City Road Church, Chester between 30th July-4th August 2012.
The artists involved in Stitched are all supported by The Chester Link, a charity providing supported accommodation for adults with learning disabilities. They all attend creative workshops with artist Caroline Backhouse to improve their sewing skills, and to learn new ways to express themselves creatively
Each of the artists developed their own project, from researching other artists work, exploring different materials and techniques, and designing and creating a final piece. This resulted in eleven quirky and unique pieces that reflected their own personalities; from a rainbow coloured felt installation that weaved between the pews to intricately cross-stitched pieces that glinted in the sunlight through the church windows
The exhibition also featured an aboriginal inspired installation created with local artist Estelle Woolley, and on the opening night Estelle and musician Emily Warren lead a wonderful musical performance piece with the artists.
Also featuring in the show was be a participatory piece, Dreamweavers which encouraged visitors to get up from their pews and weave their hopes and wishes into a large blanket of dreams.
Stitched would not have been possible without the funding we received from the Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust, and we are very grateful for their support!