The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone. All of us have been changed in some way, either through illness, isolation or loss of employment.
But lockdown has also given us the opportunity to re-evaluate our goals and discover new ways of connecting.
And that's why we are really excited to be launching a new community art project with a group of textile artists, The Material Girls.
Called Good Lament and Hard Hope the project explores the challenges of the pandemic and wants to help enable people to express their grief and hope through hand-made fabric postcards. The postcards will then be used as part of an art installation in the Cathedral in the summer of 2021.
When you are making your postcard, you may wish to ask yourself:
What have you lost during this pandemic? What do you miss?
What would you like to have again? What can you enjoy in the meantime?
Who would you like to thank? What do you hope for in the future?
Everyone is invited to get involved and send us their postcards. The Material Girls have made an incredible start already, check out their website helpful tips and inspiration.
You can download a how-to make a fabric postcard help sheet here.