Bee Yourself (2018-19)
This is a case study of a project we ran before Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works CIC was born.
This project involved stitching with 1000 different people over 8 months to create an artwork including 902 individually stitched bees. We engaged both males and females, aged from 4 to 90-something, from all sections of society and across the city and surrounding counties.
The Bee Yourself artwork is on display at the Hive Café and Bakery, Vittoria Street. You are welcome to pop in and view the artwork and other heritage exhibitions for free from 7.30am-3.30pm Tuesday to Friday and on the second Saturday of the month. www.hiveJQ.org
The Bee Yourself project has been possible thanks to a National Heritage Lottery Fund grant and is part of The Hive’s ongoing public engagement and activity programme..
Gallery of Stitchers
We captured where our stitchers had come from and something of their diversity in an accompanying exhibition. Over 700 people included a hand-written tag with a little bit of their story, including their answer to “If I were a bee, I would fly to…”