Artist Gayle Chong Kwan is creating a tapestry of dreams had during the Covid-19 Emergency. Starting with people who live in Waltham Forest, she will collect words and images of dreams which she will embroider into the inside seams and folds of clothes, to be exhibited and featured online later this summer. For many, the Covid-19 Emergency has been characterised by more intense and better remembered dreams, due to longer sleep times, less social interaction, and trying to process past, present and possible futures. At a time when physical touch is also severely restricted, Chong Kwan’s Dream Tapestry links people through the intimacy of clothes and night time dreaming.
Residents are invited to join the sewing workshops for the Dream Tapestry quilt.
The drop-in workshops will take place on:
Thursday 27 August - William Morris Gallery Gardens in Lloyd Park , Walthamstow E17 4PP
Saturday 19 September - Leytonstone Library, Church Lane E11 1HG
Please note face coverings should be worn, and visitors will be required to use hand santiser prior to entering the library.