Craft in Common: Online Workshop 4 - CONNECTION

Wed 20 January 2021

Craft in Common is a series of five creative online workshops, led by artist Alinah Azadeh, to help us to get through these difficult times by making together. It has been co-commissioned by MAC and  Craftspace  for a forthcoming national touring exhibition We Are Commoners. 

Each workshop is themed to relate to a human value or experience such as; courage, care, connection, loss and emotional repair. Alinah invites you to make these objects for yourself or to gift to someone else. 

Share your makes and stories with us on social media using the hashtag #WeAreCommoners - and be sure to tag us @mac_birmingham.

If you are interested in showing objects you make alongside the exhibition, please email Craftspace at or call 07394 745 865. 

Find out more about this project and the We Are Commoners exhibition here.

Workshop 4: CONNECTION

Stitching a message to connect with others  

Alinah invites you to stitch a message to reach out to people, connect with them and counter feelings of isolation and loneliness.   

Your message could be about a cause or words to encourage community spirit and togetherness. 

Taking inspiration from craftivism - a term used to describe the combining of craft and activism – make one for yourself, gift one to someone else or display it in a public space as an act of emotional unity.  

“I chose to stitch the message ‘You Are Not Alone In This’. I was thinking about connecting with people who are feeling alone in their situations, maybe due to restrictions or injustice, as well as reminding myself when I am struggling that I am not alone.”