This free workshop will be taking place on Saturday 9 September from 1000 until 1500 at St Chad’s Cathedral.
Mahawa will be using special ribbons; which were originally dedicated and placed on the railings at both cathedrals, as a sign of solidarity with those who have suffered abuse; to create a memorable piece of art.
During the workshop you can play a part in creating elements of this larger piece in memory of abuse survivors – as well as promoting sustainable art in the local community.
This special workshop is a joint event, bringing together many organisations to support abuse survivors. We would like to thank St Chad’s Cathedral for hosting this joint initiative.
About Mahawa Keita
Born in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, Mahawa moved to her mother’s village Gunjur, in The Gambia after the sudden death of her father. She started trading to make ends meet and to help pay her school fees.
Her first crafts were toys for the local children, using materials she could find
Mahawa relocated to the UK over 10 year ago where she has pursued a career in the textile industry. She has mastered advanced constructive textile techniques such as machine knitting and embroidery techniques and gold work. Mahawa is also skilled in sewing, macrame, pattern cutting, project drafting, textile art, concept development and CAD design.
For more information about Mahawa and her work, visit https://www.masading.com/
Please note that this event is taking place at St Chad’s Cathedral and NOT at Birmingham Cathedral. The address of St Chad’s Cathedral is below.
St Chad’s Queensway,