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ELTA Oral History Project

 funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund

This Oral History has begun because over the years we have heard so many fascinating stories about the place of sewing in people's lives from throughout the world. This richness of experience might in part explain why the standard of ELTA work is so high - much knowledge and many different traditions feed into our classes.

These accounts of sewing in ELTA participants' and tutors' lives are co-created. They began as zoom interviews which I transcribed and edited, then they were returned to each person to edit and re-write so everyone felt that what was written was truthful to their experience.

The only exception to this was Lorna's writing which was entirely her own and done with no interview.

This is an ongoing project and more stories will be added.

Celia Ward

Editor of ELTA Oral History Project

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