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Craft, change and community

Rose Sinclair describes the role of textiles and craft in community building for black women in the Caribbean in the early 1900s.

A person in a brightly decorated room next to a glass fish ornament Rose Sinclair in the 1970s front room

Rose is an academic, textiles practitioner, author and researcher of Caribbean textiles and crafts in communities.

She documents the development of Dorcas Clubs, led by black women in the Caribbean and the diaspora, and their role in building community and enacting social change. 

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Learn how to weave using a mini-loom while exploring the importance of craft and textiles to the story of Caribbean homemaking in the UK.

Take part in this craft activity, guided by Rose Sinclair and share you memories of music, food, family and more.

The workshops will take place online until coronavirus restrictions end. To take part  or to organise a group session please contact dpatten@museumofthehome.org.uk.

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