For decades Britain has associated needlecraft with our grandmothers, Women’s Institutes and art students. Stitched Stories offers an alternative look at sewing by exploring the interlocking narratives of activist Sarah Corbett and ex-prisoner Neil. The director intimately collaborates with her protagonists as they reveal the power and potential of stitching to transform their lives from mental health to redemption. At a time when the prison population is at an all time high and activists are frequently represented as angry citizens, Stitched Stories creates a visual space for prisoners and activists to subvert society’s stereotypes and illustrate the real meaning of needlework.
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