This is a textile project, you will be making a piece of a quilt. You will be decorating the piece of fabric we send you with embroidery.
We will send you some fabric, a needle, some thread (and a needle threaders because we know that bit is tricky).
We ask you to embroider onto the fabric how it is that you are being affected by the cuts. We accept any level of sewing skill, provided it is legible. For example you can use lots of small stitches to create cursive writing:
Or, if that seems daunting, you can use straight stitches to display your message:
Anything is fine, we just want to make it personal. The story has to be told by your hand. If you really hate sewing, then you are welcome to write your tale onto the piece of the fabric and send it back. We will do the stitching for you.
We ask that all pieces be sent back for the 15th May 2011. The finished quilt will be displayed from the 10th June to the 13th June in The Clore Centre, Hampton Court Palace. We will then look for a permanent, public home for the flag.
For more detail info, you may download a copy of the instructions (that will be posted to you) here: Big Society Instructions