Processions 2018

On Sunday 10 June 2018, the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London were filled with thousands of women and girls across the UK, wearing the suffragette colours.

‘Processions 2018’ was a living artwork to honour and celebrate one hundred years since the suffragettes first won the right to vote and stand for public office, to create a portrait of women in the 21st century, and to send a message that there is much work still to be done in terms of equality.

Royal School of Needlework also participated in this wonderful event. In the Studio we made a banner using the suffragette colours – green, white and violet (give women vote). I couldn’t join the procession on the day due to another commitment, but I’m so glad I could take part in making the banner.

Some photos:

Stitching some lettering…


We used some vintage twisted silk.


Nearly there…




  1. What a lovely banner! It looks wonderful and is a great reminder of both the work done in the past and that more work is required with equality!

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