The Loss Project’s mission is to generate a community response to loss which challenges the stigma and taboo, cuts through the barriers of having difficult conversations about subjects that can often remain unspoken, whilst providing opportunities for people to connect through their experiences and build capacity to be able to support each other. The Loss Project have created their Covid-19 response and have released a range of creative and support activities.
Stitch In Time is encouraging people to remember a person they know who has died during this pandemic period (regardless of if the death was Covid-19 related or not), by stitching, sewing, drawing or painting their full name onto a square of fabric. People are also invited to write an accompanying page about that person, including text and images.
With the aim (lockdown permitting) of holding a public event later this year, that would allow all contributors to come together and display this collective piece of work, as well as share the stories of these people’s lives with others. The Loss Project want this to be exhibited to the public too; a space where people can find solace in stories of lives when coming to terms with the scale of the grief being experienced. In the interim, they will also be sharing images of the artwork created, and the accompanying biographies, on their website and social media channels.
Read more about Stich in Time on the Loss Projects website.