Mary Quant Community Dress - Sewing Box for the Future with Stitch-School
In February 2020 Stitch-School was invited by the V&A Dundee to design three dresses to be stitch by the community using Mary Quant downloadable pattern for the exhibition Sewing Box for the Future.
The cloths was stretched on the Stitch-School tables over a period of time where visitors were invited to sit around a communal table and learn stitches. The third dress was sent out of the museum during lockdown and stitched by Kindred Clothing, a Front Lounge project.
Embroidery detail of Mary Quant dress stitched by Kindred Clothing
Kindred Clothing a Front Lunge charity stitched the dress to acquire new skills to equip for the fashion industry
Embroidery table by Stitch-School
Stitch-School residency at the V&A Dundee 2020. Stitch-School was invited to design three cloths based on the Mary Quant Simplicity dress pattern. The cloths were stretched on the large embroidery table where visitors were invited to to sit and stitch the dresses. The project was part of an exhibition curated by Dr Jen Ballie 'Sewing Box for he Future' inviting participants to learn new sewing skills to mend and care for our clothes. The final dress was stitched by Kindred Clothing a Front Lounge project working with young parents to access a unique qualification with a foundation curriculium focused on the fashion industry.
Community embroidery, Stitch-School residency at V&A Dundee
Stitch-School residency at V&A Dundee 2020