A Stitch in Time

Inspired by the 75th Anniversary of Kingsmead School, the project looked back at the thriving mining community which employed many local residents for over a century. The project was supported by The Museum of Cannock Chase. Students spent time at the museum, accessing archive photographs and handling objects from the displays. Students worked closely alongside Mick Drury, and ex-miner, who shared stories about his experiences of working in the pits. Traditional stitch techniques were demonstrated by textiles artist Julia Jowett and used alongside contemporary textile methods to produce a body of work which will go into the permanent archive at the Museum. A project presentation was created to showcase the work of the students. Click here to view the presentation.

For a detailed report from Kingsmead teacher Kathryn Simmonds, about the project click here.

Funded by Staffordshire Community Arts Fund, match funded by The Museum of Cannock Chase. Additional sponsorship from Specialist Crafts Art Suppliers.








JCTSA Partner Schools: Acorn Federation, Axe Beacon Federation, Axe Valley Community College, Axminster Community Primary, Bridport Primary, Budmouth College, Chard Area Federation of Schools, Charmouth Primary, Clyst Vale Community College, Colyton Grammar School, Hawchurch Primary, Holyrood Academy, Honiton Community College, Marshwood Primary, Payhembury Primary, St Mary’s Primary Bridport, St Mary's Primary Thorncombe, Sir John Colfox, South Dartmoor Community College, St Michael’s Primary, The King’s School, University of Exeter, The Woodroffe School Working in close partnership with Babcock LDP and Dorset LA