Against Female Genital Mutilation? – stitch a vulva!

In this post I said that I would be making a patch for the Shoreditch Sisters’ WI Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation – part of which includes the making of a large art ‘quilt’ made up of appliqué, stitched or knitted Vulvas.

It is a pleasure to participate – any little thing we can do to make important changes/raise awareness is always worthwhile.

I decided on a somewhat abstract approach:

The base fabric is recycled kimono silk:

Couched velvet thread and satin hearts, a bit of stitching and a lovely red bell to represent the clitoris.   Incidentally, the bell does ring!


Really badly coloured picture – but it gives an idea of the texture which is what I wanted.  It shall be on its way to E. London on Monday.


About Jill An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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4 Responses to Against Female Genital Mutilation? – stitch a vulva!

  1. Linda D. says:

    Oh that is superb. A fantastic piece of work x

  2. kate says:

    a worthy project….and i love the idea of the ringing bell!

  3. gailkav says:

    A lovely piece – I find the use of kimono silk quite touching, and the bell very witty!

  4. all power to your stitching hands, Jill, for creating such a beautiful piece for this cause

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