Words about Women co-creation artwork

Would you like to stitch part of a collaborative artwork for my Criminal Quilts project? Throughout the years I’ve research women in Stafford Prison, I’ve noticed the words used to label women. The nature of the prison documents means the words are quite judgemental and absolute.

With this project I want to reflect on the words used to describe and label women then and now. The artwork will be made of stitched words, both positive and negative, created by women participants through community workshops and women working on them at home. Being part of a collective project about women’s lives and the perception of women is really powerful. I’d love to hear your voice in this work. Find out more and how to contribute your stitched words on my website here.

I’ll be running free drop-in sessions at Llantarnam Grange on International’s Women’s Day 8th March, stitching words for the artwork. You can book yourself a space here.

3 thoughts on “Words about Women co-creation artwork

  1. Would love to be apart of your project. As a recovering alcoholic I go into women’s prisons to hold meetings. Their words are negative when speaking of themselves. Truly they just want to be loved.

  2. That’s so interesting. Thanks for sharing. Please do make a contribution to the project. It would be great to include those stories.

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