No Women Is An Island

  • Published on: 2nd May 2018
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“No Women Is An Island” – Outer Hebridean women head to Edinburgh event to celebrate 100 years of  Women getting the vote

 An Lanntair, with the help of textile artist Chris Hammacott, will be taking part in PROCESSIONS, a public artwork taking place in Edinburgh, London, Belfast and Cardiff on 10 June. In the style of the large suffrage marches of 100 years ago, banners will be a large focus of the event. Women from the Outer Hebrides, who now live elsewhere are also invited to join the Outer Hebridean contingent at the event in Edinburgh on the 10th June. Women interested in taking part should email to find out more, or contact the Western Isles Women’s Network on Facebook.

Chris Hammacott said “It’s very important that women from the Outer Hebrides take part in this event, 100 years ago Women from the Hebrides weren’t represented at the suffrage marches, but we’ll be there now! ”

Banner making workshops have been held at An Lanntair during April, and the theme of the An Lanntair Banner is “No Women Is An Island”, Island Women have been contributing squares with representations of Women who have inspired them. Fabric square are already starting to come in with a vast variety of techniques used, including printing on fabric, needlework, photographic transfer, applique.

Any Women can contribute a square, the white fabric squares can be collected from An Lanntair’s reception, Squares should be between 4 and 8 inches, and a 1/2 in border should be left around the design. All the squares need to be back at An Lanntair by 1pm on Saturday 12 May. On Saturday 12th May, a final workshop will be held to put the whole banner together. Anyone is welcome to join in and

If you can’t make a square yourself, you can submit a name to be embroidered onto the banner.

For more information about taking part in An Lanntair’s banner please email, or contact the Western Isles Women’s Network on Facebook. For more details about PROCESSIONS, please visit

More details about the final workshop on 12 May