A close up of the Telling Tales quilt with a pair of scissors laid against it. In frame is a square with an image of a rabbit sewn into it. There is text on the square that says "Kingston canning & preserving rabbit factory"

About the project

The Limestone Coast, from Mount Gambier to Bordertown, is rich with untold histories, strange happenings and tall tales.

Telling Tales was a community stitch project led by artists Jo Fife and Sera Waters.

It invited anyone with links to this beautiful region to share insights, knowledge, and tales from past happenings, passed along knowledge, family histories, regional species, weather events or mysteries through stitching.

Participants were provided with a pack that included thread, a square of material and some basic instructions. All skill levels were invited to get involved and the outcome, a large scale work, has been showcased alongside the Sera Waters: Domestic Arts exhibitions at both the Riddoch Art Gallery and Walkway Galley.

To further celebrate these incredible stories to a larger audience, Country Arts SA developed this interactive website.

Visit the Telling Tales website