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Sun, 19 May



Introduction to Tatreez embroidery

Explore the significance and history of Palestinian Tatreez embroidery and learn how to stitch your own traditional motif.

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Introduction to Tatreez embroidery
Introduction to Tatreez embroidery

Time & Location

19 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00

London, 49 Staffordshire St, London SE15 5TJ, UK


About the event

Staffordshire St MAKES | As part of our exhibition A Textile Assembly at Staffordshire St, we invite you to an introduction to Tatreez embroidery workshop.

In this two-hour workshop The Tatreez Collective will take you through the significance and history of Palestinian Tatreez embroidery, as they teach you how to stitch a traditional motif. As you stitch you will be served Palestinian sage tea, traditional sweets and listen to Arabic music, all held in the heart of A Textile Assembly.


Sunday 19th May Time: 11:00 - 13:00


This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced crafters alike. All materials are provided, and you can take home your embroidered piece.


£40.00 – Concession - if you can't afford the standard ticket price

£50.00 – Standard - the standard ticket price

£60.00 – Pay it forward - pay the standard ticket price and part of the ticket price for someone else

Craft Show & Staffordshire St are committed to making our workshops accessible, while paying facilitators and artists fairly. We offer a concession price if you can’t afford the standard ticket as well as the opportunity to pay-it-forward and cover a portion of the ticket cost for another person if you can. If you are financially able, please consider contributing more, to help us keep Staffordshire St accessible to all.

About The Tatreez Collective: 

The Tatreez Collective @thetatreezcollective is committed to documenting the cultural heritage of Palestine through the art of Palestinian embroidery. The word ‘tatreez’ is Arabic for embroidery, and while the term is used to refer to embroidery more broadly, in the Palestinian context it is understood to refer to cross-stitch. The Tatreez Collective run workshops sharing the art of tatreez and take on private commissions. 

About the exhibition:  

Staffordshire St presents A Textile Assembly, curated by Craft Show: an exhibition of textiles and textile art opening as a part of London Craft Week’s official schedule. Showcasing the work of both celebrated and emerging makers the exhibition will explore textile construction and the personal stories woven into their very fabric.  Craft Show has assembled an exciting group of makers, bringing together works from quilters Ferren Gipson and House of Quinn; weavers Jacob Monk, Pamela Abad and Vicky Cowin, printers Louisa Loakes and Caitlin Hinshelwood, natural dyer Samantha Russell and crocheter Kimberly Cookey-Gam demonstrating a variety of approaches to the medium.

About Staffordshire St:

Staffordshire St is an independent project space in Peckham, South East London. The venue facilitates arts and cultural events and provides affordable studios for artists, makers and designers. ​Staffordshire St is not-for-profit and all income is invested into developing our public programme which launched the summer of 2022. The venue was established as an art gallery in 2017, before then it was vacant for many years after a community centre closed. Originally it was built as a Methodist Hall. We intend to support a range of cultural events for the local community. Staffordshire St will build on the established record of these histories, opening up again to the neighbourhood and developing a welcoming interdisciplinary arts space. More information on upcoming events at : or @staffordshirest For any upcoming opportunities, please sign up to our newsletter here.

Accessibility: There is step-free access to the gallery via the door to the left hand side of the main entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet. The event will be taking place in the exhibition space, which is a large open room with bright lighting and some seating available.

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