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    'A piece of me, a piece of us' by IPOD Young Women's Project, Women's Centre, Derry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'A piece of me, a piece of us' by IPOD Young Women's Project, Women's Centre, Derry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:A Piece of Me, a Piece of Us
    Maker: IPOD Young Women's Project, Women's Centre, Derry
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2009
    Size (cm): 2.60m x 1.64m
    Materials: Scraps of material hand and machine sewn onto fabric backing
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    The IPOD Young Women's Project (Identify, Plan Organise and Deliver) was an innovative Women's Centre project. A piece of me, a piece of us was crafted in the emotional health programme and made in conjunction with Eden Place Arts Centre. It was inspired by The politics of Chilean Arpilleras exhibition held at the Harbour Museum, April 2008.

    The quilt consists of seven individual arpilleras. As the group met over a ten week period, stories were shared and peer support was offered. Each piece offers a window into the life of the young woman who made it and gives an insight into what is important to each of them.

    For many of these young women this was their first time working with textiles. Margaret Logue, co-ordinator of the Women's Centre, comments on the positive nature of the process: "It worked very well, women got a lot out of it...[it] was a great achievement."

    Owner: Women's Centre, Derry
    Location: Derry, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh



    Textile exhibited at: A piece of me, a piece of us, 14/10/2008 - 2/12/2008
    Women's Real Lives , 5/03/2009 - 28/03/2009
    Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
    Women 31 , 7/03/2014 - 15/04/2014



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