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Exhibition Launch: Palestinian Embroidery; Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities

6th May, 2016, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Image of textile work for Palestinian Embroidery project

Image of textile work for Palestinian Embroidery project

This exhibition will celebrate outcomes from the Palestinian Embroidery workshops which took place through Spring. Alongside these new works we present documentation of traditional Palestinian embroidery from partners in the West Bank.

The opening event on Friday 6th May from 2pm to 4pm will include presentations from workshop participant Olivia Mason and Noora Husseini, founder of Taita Leila, a social enterprise inspired by the long and rich tradition of Palestinian embroidery, linked via the Internet to Glasgow Women’s Library from Ramallah.

You can find out more information about the project at this website.

Exhibition Launch: 2pm to 4pm Friday 6th May.

Convinced of textile’s transformative potential at both a personal and communal level ‘Palestinian Embroidery; Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities’ explores the multifaceted identity of textiles, with a focus on domestic textile crafts passed down through generations of women (e.g. embroidery in the West Bank and Gaza and knitting in Glasgow (and Scotland more broadly)). The workshops and final exhibition will deliver a peaceful message about cultural exchange and mutual understanding.

Exhibition: Friday 6th May to Tuesday 31st May.

Workshops: Weekly from 2nd February to 5th April, on Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm.

The workshops are open to all interested women. For more information please see the workshop event pages.


The exhibition launch is open to all and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

Creative Scotland / Lottery Funded

Gramnet logo - Palestinian Embroidery Project


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6th May, 2016
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
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0141 550 2267