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Eastern Ground Education Programme: A series of workshops with young people from the East End of the city.

It was our hope to connect young people to their local built heritage, and provide an outlet for extra-curricular creativity in the East End of Glasgow. Students were encouraged to connect with historic buildings and the nature found in the area. Inspiration gathered from this experience was taken into the Clothworks Glasgow C.I.C. studio and used to learn textile design, sewing techniques, natural dyeing and printmaking. These workshops were run by a range of practitioners who are specialists in their field. This site captures the work produced through those workshops and the students' final wall hangings, which were displayed as part of the Eastern Ground exhibition.

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Our Supporters

"We are delighted to support Eastern Ground, a project that creatively and subtly acknowledges this history whilst engaging local people and communities in the creative process. We look forward to the exhibition which is hosted in Dalmarnock an area that is enjoying a rebirth.” Martin McKay, Clyde Gateway Chief Executive

"The Eastern Ground exhibit weaves together craft and community into the rich tapestry that is Glasgow’s heritage. Thanks to National Lottery funding, this project can encourage students in particular, to get to know their local East End area, environment and traditional crafting practices. The beautiful garments exhibited represent another stitch in Glasgow’s history that residents can be proud of." Jackie Stewart, Creative Scotland Creative Industries Officer 

Our approach to the project

Immersing young people in the built environment, developing creative and technical skills was key.

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Two short films on the project

our vision

“We work alongside communities to explore clothes making and mending as a means to encourage and support individual and community empowerment.”

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