A community collage commemorating the Queen’s jubilee

15th September 2022

A community collage commemorating the Queen’s jubilee Stitch! Crafts and Classes were delighted to unveil their Community Jubilee Collage on 1st June, enabled by a grant from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by the London Community Foundation. Stitch! based in Palmers Green collaborated with talented embroidery artist Jill Kipnis from inspirationalembroidery.co.uk to create a historical mixed-media textile collage piece and worked with several different groups from the local community including West Grove Primary School, Broomfield Secondary School, St. Johns Evangelist Church, The 6th Palmers Green Guides, Azalea Court Care Home as well as members of the local stitching community. 

“We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of this creative project at an important moment in this country’s history.” said Suzanne Kelly, Manager of Stitch! Crafts and Classes. Jill Kipnis is a North London based textile artist fascinated by the power of stitch and textile mediums. Jill Kipnis said “My embroidery teaching is all about inspiring and bringing creative people together; this collage certainly achieved this. I feel passionate that everyone should have some craft in their life, not only for mindfulness but also for the joy it brings in creating something individual and unique. Somewhere I hope I sowed a seed in the younger generation to go on and create as they are the future of textiles and craft.”

Other classes coming up at Stitch! include dressmaking courses like learning to sew a summer skirt, Tunisian crochet, Blackwork embroidery amongst many others.

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