Moving Threads is a participatory travelling textile project based around East London. The goal is to create a large wall hanging that will be exhibited at Rich Mix using recycled fabrics and different textiles techniques including embroidery and appliqués. Basic skills are taught on the day. Participants are welcome to take their pieces to finish at home, but must bring or send them back to be included in the final piece.

Artist Milou Stella has partnered with Rich Mix and St. Hilda’s to be able to start a pilot on this project. The plan is to create a series of events that encourage participation throughout the local community of Tower Hamlets.