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Stitch after Stitch. Inspiring Arpilleras, Amateur Freedom, Intimate Activism and Letting Go

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Daniela Lara Espinoza

University of Edinburgh, GB
About Daniela
I'm a Chilean embroiderer/researcher, currently studying for a PhD at the Edinburgh College of Art.
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Abstract

As a Chilean embroiderer/researcher, the exhibition ‘Threads, War and Conflict’ was close to my practice, since I research how embroidery can be used to elicit conversations on difficult sociopolitical matters. Participating in the workshop ‘Letters to Arpilleristas’ was an opportunity to express creativity by making a piece of textile art. Still, at the same time, it was challenging because we knew from the start that the piece was not to be kept for our contemplation. I have presented a brief auto-ethnographic essay reflecting on needlework, laboriousness, self-care and letting go, with regard to the pieces created at the workshop.
How to Cite: Lara Espinoza, D., 2022. Stitch after Stitch. Inspiring Arpilleras, Amateur Freedom, Intimate Activism and Letting Go. Contemporary Voices: St Andrews Journal of International Relations, 3(1), p.7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15664/jtr.1564
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Published on 05 Jan 2022.
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