Crossing paths

Crossing paths

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With needles, thread & grand ambitions at their disposal, a group of Cardiff cross-stitchers have been plotting a secret street art project which they have unleashed on the streets of Roath & Adamsdown!

All kinds of cross stitch lovers from the local community have been working hard behind-the-scenes to bring a new and exciting project to the streets; Crossing Paths. The Crossing Paths team have been meeting regularly in secret, in order to create a series of giant cross stitch street art which have appeared overnight just in time for Made In Roath Festival.

Every piece has been made by a member of the community using different recycled materials such as t-shirts, tights, naturally dyed sheets and even old bicycle wheels. The aim of the project is to bring colour and art to the streets of Roath and Adamsdown using the resources within the community. It aims to create awareness of the beautiful community gardens in the area and encourage people to get involved in their green spaces. There will be an array of designs that all relate to what you may find in a garden; plants, wildlife, garden tools and maybe even a Pokémon or two! See below for a list of locations.


People from all different backgrounds and parts of Cardiff have joined forces and contributed their own personal pieces of art. Ten year-old Osian Allsopp explains why he wanted to get involved: “I wanted to learn a new way of sewing and I had good fun experimenting. I can’t wait to tell people; I’ve been very good at keeping this a secret!”.

“The perception of cross-stitch needs to taken out of the parlour and onto the streets; nothing like a bit of subversiveness to challenge the every-day!” – Dorcas Frazer

“As a prolific stitcher, I was thrilled to be part of Crossing Paths. Not only was it a great opportunity to meet other Cardiff Creative types it was so much fun stitching up giant cross stitches” – Charlotte, Twin Made

Find Crossing Paths street art at the following locations:


Glossop Road / Newport Road / Moira Place / Moira Terrace / Sun  Street / Metal Street


Plasnewydd Road / Arran Street / Cottrell Road / Cyfarthfa Street / Crofts Street / Partridge Road / Elm Street / Shakespeare Street / Shelley Walk

If you want to get involved in future project join the CDF cross-stitchers group on facebook.

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