A Good Yarn
***SAVE THE DATES***
EXHIBITION OPENS: THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER
EXHIBITION CLOSES: SATURDAY 16 JANUARY
WHITEHALL HISTORIC HOUSE, CHEAM
FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL
(booking link coming soon)
SamiArt's creative conversation, A Good Yarn, seeks to demonstrate our common bond using finger-knitting and storytelling to enable effortless connection and inspire empathy, understanding, and kindness.
A Good Yarn is supported by funding from The Mayor of London's Culture Seeds
We are delighted to be working with Sutton Night Watch Homeless Charity with support from Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton, Sutton Libraries London, and Sutton Heritage Services for this chapter of #AGoodYarnProject
Workshops with the Homeless took place at Sutton Night Watch's new home in Manor Road, Wallington, in SEP 2020 (just before restrictions changed again!), and we are now planning a COVID-19 friendly installation/exhibition of all 5 chapters to date. We had originally planned to deliver this in the Family History Space at Sutton Central Library, with volunteer support from ESOL students of Refugee Migrant Network Sutton who took part in the Pilot Project #AGoodYarnProject, which was funded by Arts Network Sutton, in May 2019. RMNS participants helped co-design this chapter of
A Good Yarn.
Due to COVID19 the initial start date of April 2020 was postponed. The installation & exhibition location has now changed to WHITEHALL HISTORIC HOUSE, CHEAM, and we look forward to making this as creatively engaging for the local community as possible - stay tuned for finger-knitting tutorial video and deposit boxes at Sutton's Libraries for you to make and donate your finger-knitted ropes for the installation.
36 balls of chunky wool to the project and also acting as a collection point!
(PS - the ropes you make will be quarantined for
48 hours before being used by the artist)