In her newest art installation, artist Jan Frith invites you to turn the handle of her Singer sewing machine to read sewing memories and stories.
Sewing Memories is an ongoing interactive artwork of an old Singer machine, embedded with digital technology. Originally inspired by 1940s stories of ‘Make Do and Mend’, it now reflects a broad range of people who have sewn, both for pleasure and in times of urgent need. All are encouraged to consider how sewing has touched your life and leave your own memory.
Alongside the exhibition at Ryde Library, Jan will be running a series of creative sewing sessions including ‘Sew, Style & Upcycle’ creative sessions at Network Ryde, and ‘Sewing Saturdays’ and ‘Crafternoons’ in Ryde Library. You can find out more about these events on the individual Facebook pages.
Sewing Memories will be next to the main entrance of the library until February 22. The exhibition is available daily from 9am to 6.30pm, except on Thursdays and Sundays when the library is closed.