Embroidery is not the quickest way to create an image, but it shows dedication, perseverance, care, skill, patience and creativity. What better way to show our appreciation to the controversial trailblazers of feminism than to take the time to stitch a likeness of them.
There's a reason it's stood the test of time too. Like knitting, it's hand enough that you can pop it in your bag and take it with you, or you can take on something on a heroic scale like the Bayeux Tapestry (it's actually embroidered) You can use colour, texture, images or words. You can be quick and dirty or supremely skilled. There is no limit to what you can do with it, and in the hands of modern makers it's subversive, beautiful and infinitely varied.
The wonderful Eleanor Flynn will be leading this session - she's a stitch addict in the extreme. Choose from her images of Caitlan, Beyonce, Emmeline, Malala or Belle to learn the skills and leave ready to stitch up a storm