Diversity In Textiles : Textile banner making

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A large room with 3 tables in surrounded by young women. On one table a large sheet is covered in painted squares. Another is being used to roll on paint onto fabric.

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Decorate large scale textile banners that reflect issues around sexual assault awareness and reclaiming body autonomy.

In this final workshop collaboration between artist Charlotte Tupper and the Loughborough Women's Network, we will be decorating large scale textile banners that reflect the conversations and discussions from previous sessions around Sexual assault awareness month and reclaiming body autonomy.

We will be constructing the banners using sewing machines, embellishing letters using handstitch techniques and using patchwork and applique to decorate the banners with motifs and symbols.

This session is suitable for students with textile making experience or have participated in previous sessions.

A series of prompts will accompany the session, generating discussion about the actions and ways we can implement more positive change.

*This workshop is for Loughborough University students only

About the artist

Charlotte Tupper is an artist with a participatory practice. With a background and specialism in textile art, she enjoys making art with people, in spaces that encourage conversations and share ideas.

About the project

LU Arts and LSU Women’s network have invited textile artist Charlotte Tupper to deliver a series of workshops that will create a text-based artwork that raise important issues as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The artworks will form a legacy of the project, with their visibility around the campus underlining the project and asserting students' rights around sexual harassment.

Designed and produced with students, the final text-based artworks will include a series of rhetorical questions, informed by conversations throughout the workshops. The artworks aim to be interactive, provocative and reflective in their approach, inviting the viewer to pause and evaluate and question their own knowledge and understanding.


The Edward Barnsley building has step free access and there is an accessible toilet in the main foyer.

For more information about the venue including photographs, view the access guide for Edward Barnsley on AccessAble.

If you have any access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please let us know via the booking form or email luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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