Join locally-led sewing circle and contribute to major international artwork

Oct 19, 2020

As part of the newly-launched Settlement digital art platform and Mayflower 400, locally-led sewing circle sessions are launching for people in Plymouth and surrounding areas, offering individuals the chance to contribute to an international artwork to be exhibited at Denver Art Museum in 2021.

The sessions will be hosted by Melinda Schwakhofer, an American artist and citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation with Austrian-American ancestry, who now lives and works on Dartmoor in the UK.

Through her personal artistic journey, Melinda has found that community involvement, social engagement and deep healing can be achieved through art-making.

Also running the sessions is Karen Evans, artist for Plymouth-based The Conscious Sisters who is leading the engagement programme for Settlement.


She has worked in communities for a lifetime and specialises in socially engaged practice.

The Each/Other Sewing Circles will run online for five weeks from 11am to midday every Saturday, starting on 24 October.

To sign up, please email (sewing resources are available for those who might need them).

Sign up for the sewing circles here.

Find more information on Settlement and the Each/Other project here.

Watch a short video about Each/Other here.

Credits: Video of artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marie Watt outdoors in a cedar forest demonstrating each step of the above listed instructions for public participation. Filmed at Camp Colton, OR during a c3:core residency by Barbara Soulé of Native Arts & Cultures Foundation. Edited by Razelle Benally of Red Brigade Films.

Image credits: Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marie Watt

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