Jackie Rayer recording a selection of sounds, words and poems, including stitched texts taken from samplers in the V&A's collection
The idea was to bring these historical pieces stitched by girls and young women in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries back to life through the voice of women embroidering in the 21st century. All the participants in the workshop recorded sounds and texts. Collectively we recorded over 100 audio pieces. Some we have left as full pieces, others we intend to sample and reconstruct into new compositions.