This zine was created in collaboration with the Norfolk Heritage Centre for their recent project, Stitching Our Stories.
For this project, a group of local women worked with artist Connie Flynn to create a protest banner to be displayed in Norfolk and Suffolk libraries. One of the aims of the project was for the women involved to feel supported, to connect with each other, connect with culture, heritage and art, and feel that they are part of a shared women’s history.
The banner also shows that our libraries are safe spaces and resource sites for those experiencing gender-based violence.
This zine has two short essays by Common Threads Press founder Laura Moseley on the political potential of textiles and the history of protest banners.
It is a free zine that you can collect in Norfolk libraries, but on our online shop we have decided to fundraise some extra help. All proceeds go to Leeway, an independent charity providing support to adults, young people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk.
You can download a digital copy of the zine here.