Welcome back to another Q&A with the Friends of Fort Point Channel! This week we sat in on one of Stephen Hamilton’s Stitched into Memory workshops. Stitched into Memory is an art initiative that aims to teach traditional African textile arts to Boston youth as a celebration and commemoration of the historic and contemporary African Diaspora communities of Boston. Stephen’s workshops invite local students to embark on a creative and educational journey through the history of West African textile traditions and industries, as well as their impact on the cultures of the Americas. Ultimately, the program will culminate in an installation that will span 6’x30’ft in the lobby of Atlantic Wharf, and be composed of cotton canvas, muslin and handwoven cloth dyed in natural Indigo incorporating bead work, embroidery and other traditional arts. While students worked on their pieces, we sat down with Stephen to learn a bit more about his influences, inspiration, and hopes for the program.