Community Projects

52 Stitched Stories

52 Stitched Stories

This project is open to everyone in West Kilbride.
The ambition is for everyone involved to create a postcard in any medium once a week during 2019. You could create a postcard using textiles, art, photography, pottery, poems, stories or anything else you can think of.
The 52 postcards are designed to reflect each persons story throughout the year. Inspiration can come from anywhere and anything. Changing seasons, life events, emotions, activities or simply colour are all just examples of what could be used.
At the end of the project we aim to share the 52 Stitched Stories in 2020.
We will meet once a month throughout the project to share our work in progress and to support each other.
This community project is being run in conjunction with 52 Stitched Stories project in Arran. We will hopefully be having meet ups with both groups throughout the year.

Next meeting: Tuesday 5th February 2019, 7.30pm, Tha Barony Centre

For more information about how to get involved please email ange@weftblown.com

You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Creative Works

West Kilbride Gets Plastered

In this project Creative Works are creating a living archive of the amazing everyday people who live, work and visit the village.

Using plaster casting of faces and hands, portrait photography and storygathering to record 500 of our local folks, we are slowly building a community public artwork in the Barony covering the stairwell in sculptures and collating photographs and stories in the ‘big book of West Kilbride’.

We want to paint a picture of the village as it is and as it lives in the memories of the people of the community – a history written but those who live here of remembered shops and favourite views, big characters and small mischief.

We plaster anyone who is nominated or volunteers and is happy to donate an hour of their time.  The process is akin to a facial with a chat.  If you would like to get involved, suggest someone to be recorded or join in yourself please message us at info@creativeworks.com.

If you would like to donate to help us fund the materials and printing costs of the project we would be super grateful.  This is a totally locally funded project run by volunteers from the CreativeWorks team.