‘Invisible threads are the strongest ties. Tugging pulls of emotion, fear and joy, stringed together in never ending webs of memories - these are the ties that eternally bind us’ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Threads that Bind Us - A Community Tapestry
Stitch and embroider the story of your experience of the coronavirus pandemic.
What are you most thankful for? Is there someone or something special you want to celebrate or commemorate? From the view out of your window every day, to spending extra time in your garden or perhaps waking up to the beautiful sounds of the dawn chorus everyday? There’s lots of little positives to be thankful for, which help us get through another day in lockdown.
Maybe you want to celebrate the amazing contribution our key workers are making, our VE Day heroes like Captain Tom, or want to illustrate the people you spent lockdown with.
Perhaps your time in lockdown has not been a happy one and you have suffered with mental health problems or you may have lost someone during this time you would like to commemorate.
You can stitch anything that represents your daily life during the COVID-19 crisis.
Your individual piece will be stitched together by us into one giant tapestry and exhibited at Jarrow Hall. Everyone who submits a piece will be invited to a celebration event to launch the exhibition, when it is safe to do so.
You do not have to be experienced in embroidery to take part, even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before, you can participate. Check out YouTube tutorials and Pinterest for ideas and tutorials for basic stitches. All ages are welcome, you could even make a family piece.
Ideas, inspiration and basic tutorials will be shared on Jarrow Hall social media pages in the coming weeks. Please do send us pictures of your work so we can use them to inspire others to get involved. Please also download the updated Instructions below, which contains details of where to send your completed pieces.