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Event: Embroidery for Empowerment

National Waterfront Museum
8 March 2022, 11am
Cost Free
Suitability Adults

Join us on International Women’s Day for this half day creative workshop celebrating women around the world, with inspiration from the amazing Red Dress on display at the Museum during March.

We are honoured that leading the workshop will be British artist Kirstie Macleod, the woman who conceived The Red Dress project and made it happen.

Set in two parts, the workshop will culminate in the chance to add your own piece to our replica dress , interweaving your own personal stories with your stitches.

Workshop Details:

First part:

Introduction to The Red Dress by Kirstie Macleod and the chance to view The Red Dress.  This will be followed by some inspiration and demonstrations by Kirstie who will be joined by local designer/maker Menna Buss to help shape your ideas.

Lunch break

Second part:

A relaxed creative session to make your own small embroidery to add to our full size replica dress. A way to add your own story to a collective Welsh version of this amazing story of empowerment and women’s solidarity. 

Finish by 3pm

All materials provided 

No experience necessary, all welcome from beginners to experienced embroiders.


This is a live, in-person event at the National Waterfront Museum.

In line with current restrictions this event will be limited capacity, available to book in advance, and there will be covid-safe measures in place.

Pre book you free ticket here: 


Supported by Women’s Equality Network Wales

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