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Sew Gay, Norwich

Sew Gay are a bunch of creative people who love to sew, knit, glue, stitch – whatever is needed to make banners, scarves, umbrellas or patchworks to support Norwich Pride in their vision to turn Norwich into a rainbow. We meet fortnightly on the big table upstairs in the Millennium Library in the Forum. We are an inclusive group – whilst many of us are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans (LGBT), we welcome everyone. We love it when people who are visiting the library stop to ask us what we are doing and join in.

Our latest project is inspired by the WI’s “Patchwork of the Century” created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. It was designed by Lilian M Dring and made by 80 women with no needlecraft experience. Created from scrap material, the patchwork contains 100 squares that each represent a different year from 1851 to 1950, and demonstrates the social and political acheivements made by women during that time. 

Our idea is to create a patchwork representing the key events in LGBT History over the last 50 years including the first Norwich Pride in 2009 – we’re keen for the patchwork to have a local, national and international context. We’ll have 2 sessions before Christmas:  3 December-(sorry this session is now cancelled)

 and 17 December (Christmas do!)

The project will be led by Stevie Read who’s drawing up a plan for the patchwork for us to fill in dates and ideas for designs. At this stage all we need you to do is bring is lots of enthusiasm.

Hope to see you on Saturday………

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