Pump House Pavilion

Front Room Stories: Community Cloth, Community Clothes

Designer Rose Sinclair invites you to step into her Caribbean front room to weave a unique piece of cloth that will form part of a collective garment.

Many of the first wave of women to migrate from the Caribbean to London were professional dressmakers, but found the pathways to applying their skills blocked. As a result, their domestic spaces, typified by the front room, often became highly decorated, showcasing their textile skills and crafting expertise. Inspired by stained glass windows showcasing heroines such as the biblical figure Dorcas, who provided aid to the destitute and marginalised, Caribbean women would create Dorcas clubs, mirroring networks found back home.

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Pump House Gallery: 07 May, 12.00pm — 4.00pm
Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park
SW11 4NJ
Tel 0208 871 7572


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