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Self paced home stitching kit - Phone X Stitch by artist Mahnie Blakey
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Self paced home stitching kit - Phone X Stitch by artist Mahnie Blakey


Create an embroidery using an acrylic base inspired by the ‘smart phone.’

Pick up your kit from Craft ACT from 2nd November to 6th November duirng opening hours; Tuesday- Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-8pm, and weekends 10am-4pm. This kit includes an acrylic base the same size and shape as a smart phone, twelve colours of embroidery floss, a needle and full instructions. Design your embroidery using the paper template provided or visit @phonexstitch on Instagram for digital design tools.

Share a photo of your finished embroidery on Instagram on 20th November 2022 with a caption of up to 250 words.  Explore the range of embroideries created with Phone x Stitch using #phonexstitch from November 20 onwards.

Phone x Stitch invites makers around Canberra to use the relationship between textiles and technology to explore the idea of the phone. Digital devices are an increasingly important part of our daily lives, especially in the wake of COVID-19 which required a physical distance that for many, was bridged by technology. Through the act of craft, Phone x Stitch transforms the screen from a digital space into a place for contemplation as participants create a contemporary embroidery.

This project has been funded by the ANU School of Art and Design Emerging Artist Support Scheme John and Elizabeth Baker Design Award received by the artist in 2019.

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.