CALL Make a Lockdown Nature Quilt!

Springwatch project in Felt

Severe restrictions on movement during the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have been mostly confined to our local areas. During daily walks you may well have become more aware of the biodiversity on your doorstep. 

For this project we will be felting some of the wild (and not so wild) life we have become more aware of that will then be sewn together into a large ‘quilt’ tapestry and projected onto different land/streetscapes. 

You will produce a felted square featuring either a plant or animal you have come across during your walks, or something that used to be common but you no longer see. It could be a robin, crow, sycamore, brambles, spiders, nettle, ivy or a fox. Or it might be the disappearing hedgehogs, butterflies or bees. No prior knowledge of felting is required and we will provide you with all the materials you need as well as access to online video guides and handouts with step-by-step guides on how to felt and embroider your work. Three online sessions, approximately an hour long, will be provided via zoom so that you can discuss your plans and problem solve any challenges. We will share our work and ideas via a shared padlet and Whatsapp group.

To participate you need to confirm you will be able to attend all of the sessions and will return your work back to us at the end of the project so it can be sewn into a quilt, photographed and filmed for display. 

Apply here 

Rebuilding London’s economy together: the case for more co-operation

Camden Community Makers (Coops for London) were pleased to contribute their expertise on co-operative housing to this report published by Seema Malhotra MP which looks at how we can rebuild London’s economy to be fairer, more resilient and more sustainable. Seema reports:

“The report calls for a Co-operative Commission for London so that London based co-operatives can be helped to grow and flourish. This would complement the Economic Development Strategy for London set out by Mayor Sadiq Khan to create a more inclusive city which works for all Londoners.”