Liz Ashurst contributing to the stitched consequence pieces

Liz Ashurst contributing to the stitched consequence pieces

Liz Ashurst contributing to the stitched consequence pieces

This exercise helped us think about the process of collective making and about shared ownership.  Each person started with an empty piece of calico, then for twenty minutes they stitched freestyle whatever happened to be in their thoughts at that moment. Then, like the game of consequences, they passed their cloth onto the next person, who carried on from where the last stitch finished, taking it in a new direction. This process continued until each person had contributed to the eight pieces of cloth.  The result was eight collective pieces of embroidery containing a wide range of stitches and imagery, which only existed in their final form as a result of each person's vital contribution.