On show at the Festival is an embroidered wall hanging created by visitors to Makers’ Month 2018.
It was inspired by the embroidery of Lorina Bulwer, who was an inmate in the ‘lunatic’ wing of Great Yarmouth workhouse at the turn of the 20th century.
Lorina vented her anger at being locked up and abandoned by family and friends in a stream of stitched messages creating a hanging over three metres long.
The Costume and Textile Association (C&TA) and NUA graduate and designer, Kirstie Aylen, invited visitors to The Forum to embroider panels reflecting their views and thoughts.
The materials and threads were sourced locally, so creating a piece of work that reflects the views of local people in their own words and their own materials.
By patch-working these pieces together a story of Norwich was told through stitching, a traditional method of passing on messages and stories.
View another wall hanging created by members of the C&TA is on show at the Festival. Click for details.
Joy Evitt, from the C&TA, is giving a talk on Sat 16 Feb. Click for details.
Read more about the Costume and Textile Association.