Do you want to be part of CAN’S Global Thread project from February – April?

We’re recruiting for children and young people (both girls and boys) aged 11+ and adults (both men and women) to be part of Global Thread

Global Thread is for people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds as well as those from more settled communities in Manchester.

Global Thread celebrates the wonderful world of textiles, the different types of fabric and patterns created all over the world.

Working with textile artist Taslima Ahmad from CDM UK Textiles, the group will use three different styles of textile production.

People participating will create a group textile piece using screen printing, fabric patchwork and embroidery.

The final piece will celebrate the strength of different cultures and communities in Manchester.

The textile piece will be displayed at the Horizons Festival at HOME, Manchester, on Friday 21 June, Saturday 22 June, and Sunday 23 June, during Refugee Week.

There are eight weeks of free creative workshops from Saturday 17 February to Saturday 6 April between 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

The free workshops take place at CDM UK Mill

We welcome all levels of English. We pay travel expenses – £5 for adults, £2.50 for children or young people.


Saturday 17 and 24 February, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 6 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Workshops take place at CDM UK Mill, Rear of 1st Floor, 10 – 20 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7JJ

Grosvenor Street is near Oxford Road in Manchester.

Book your free place

To book your free place, contact CAN Creative Producers Michelle Udogu at / 0161 234 2975 / 07561 664130 or Masresha Wondu on 07549 895830

Thank you

Special thanks to Visage Textiles who have very kindly donated yards of fabric to be a key part of the textile piece.

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