Sewing project brings Ukrainian refugees together

In response to the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Magdalena Glowacka founded Ariadne’s Thread, an embroidery project in which refugees come together to sew a tapestry of a Ukrainian painting.

The group chose the painting Blue Cornflowers I Give to Ukraine by Marina Prymachenko on as a symbol of Ukrainian nationality, but also because of the dozens of works by Prymachenko that were destroyed at the beginning of the invasion just outside Kiev.

“I felt so helpless when I heard the news of the invasion. I wanted to find a way to connect with these Ukrainian women,” said Glowacka.

Ariadne’s Thread moved from Tolworth to the Rose Theatre in Kingston and has collaborated with sewing groups in Canterbury and Uckfield.

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Reporter and former editor for the Kingston Courier.

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