Project Description

Exhibition Poster. Image: WD+RU.

Handing Down the Memory Cloth was launched by Women’s Design + Research Unit at London College of Communication as an exploration into cultural identity and the role of women in craft and design history. The project began as a research activity day between students and staff at the London College of Communication and local community groups. Participants Siân Cook, Teal Triggs, I Knit London, Bengali Women’s Group, Waterloo Action Centre, LLC staff and students. Outputs included an exhibition and catalogue produced by WD+RU. The project was funded by The Royal Female School of Art Foundation.

The programme for the Activity Day held on Wednesday 26th July 2006 ran as follows:

Fanzine workshop by Izzie Klingels and Suzy Wood

Poetry and letterpress workshop by Martin McGrath

‘Out and About Club’ Hooky Rugs and Clippen Mats by Pearl Carney

‘Local History, the War and Crafts’ by Elizabeth Puddick, Imperial War Museum Community Learning Officer

Learning to Knit by Kate Buchanan and members of I Knit London Group

Intermissions of Henna Hand Painting and a Tea Party.