Embroidery projects are encouraged and supported by PHF, which provides space for women to work together on traditional designs and to create products for sale locally and internationally. In the past, these projects have been showcased at the PHF office and venues around Nablus such as An-Najah National University.
During the summer of 2015, Katie Conlon, a Peace Fellow with The Advocacy Project, helped coordinate an embroidery project with PHF staff and women from local villages. Nearly twenty women from the villages of Asira al-Shamaliya and Beit Forik worked to create squares for an advocacy quilt called “Palestinian Homeland” that focused on symbols of the connection between Palestinians and their land. These squares were sent back to the United States where they were assembled together in one quilt and displayed in art galleries and at fundraisers.
In the summer of 2016, another Advocacy Project Peace Fellow will lead another quilt project.