Sunday, May 04, 2008

Threads unite Women

In 2006 I came across a small notice in a textile magazine calling for participants in a project by the German-Afghan Initiative (DAI) entitled "Threads unite Women." Squares embroidered by women in rural Afghanistan are bought by women in Western Europe to incorporate into their own textile work. In 2007, 220 works were selected for a travelling exhibition which has since toured France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Spain and Austria ( - alas no host has yet been found for a show in the UK.

Inspired by the exhibition and the rich variety of the embroidered squares and the works they have become part of, more and more women in Europe are getting involved, among them my cousin Gisela and her friends.

For further information and to buy squares, contact Pascale Goldenberg:


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