‘Sewn antidote’, an online collaborative textile project, has been chosen to join the V&A Museum’s textile collection

Ninety textile artists stitched their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including members of textiles2020.  

The circular pieces were all started and finished during the first lockdown in 2020, and organiser Lara Hailey turned them into a stunning quilt which you can see on Instagram @sewnantidote or on the V&A website here.

Pieces ranged from Annika Strandberg’s depiction of Boris Johnson our ‘Clown Minister’, Veronica Thornton’s ‘when this is over let’s go fly a kite, to Rachel Gillard Jones’s stitched response to the toilet paper shortage, which included a bit of quilted loo roll (the V&A textile conservators discussed how to preserve this unusual material). 

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