Workshop held for members of RIBA as part of their Circling The Square exploration. The finished class collaboration is on view at The Royal Institute of British Architects, 76 Portland Place, London.
Exactly 100 years ago, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote, in no small part down to the efforts of Charlotte Despard. To celebrate this Nine Elms in Southbank, the RCA and artist Ruth Ewan commissioned a string of workshops led by Laura Lees. After the workshops Laura fabricated these collaborations into a series of banners culminating in a series of large processions across the UK on the 10th of June.
Commissioned by Gospel Oak Primary School as an inclusive project involving pupils and staff. Displayed in the entrance as a symbol of the positive, inclusive and diverse nature of the school. Applique, freehand machine embroidery all in Kvadrat fabric.
A message from the Headteacher
Laura worked with our children on an innovative wall hanging that takes pride of place in our school entrance. It beautifully captures the vision and ethos of Gospel Oak school. Parents, children and visitors often remark on the imaginative design and vibrant colours. The children themselves are very proud of having taken part. A wonderful project that we plan to keep on display for many years to come.
Gospel Oak Primary and Nursery School
Photography : Åsa Westerlund
Selection of shots from The Mighty Stitch classes held at The Goodlife Centre 2017-2018.
In the second half of 2017 worldwide members of Soho House enjoyed a series of Mighty Stitch workshops at Shoreditch House, London.