A Good Yarn
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 was supported by funding from The Mayor of London's Culture Seeds
We were delighted to work with Sutton Night Watch Homeless Charity with support from Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton, Sutton Libraries London, and Sutton Heritage Services for chapter 5 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!). Samia was then able to create 2 installations for an 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 for the workshops was postponed. The installation & exhibition location was also changed to WHITEHALL HISTORIC HOUSE, CHEAM. In between restriction changes, Samia managed to design, create, and install the exhibition with support from Sutton Heritage team. The exhibition was open for a week and then entered Lockdown 3.0. The exhibition was extended until end of MAY 2021. It reopened until the 5th June and then moved over to Sutton Central Library's Art Gallery until 8th July. It seemed a shame to pack it down and put it into storage so Samia was delighted to be offered wall space for the Tree of Life and the exhibition images at Sutton Community Dance in Sutton's St Nicholas Shopping Centre. You can pop in to view at anytime the centre is open! (from 11 July 2021)
WATCH THE FINGER KNITTING TUTORIAL