TECHNOLOGY and film artist Jan Frith has compiled an art project with a difference, called Sewing Memories.

Memories of mostly elderly care-home residents aged over 85 years were the inspiration for the interactive digital piece, which comprises a Singer sewing machine, micro LCD screen and Raspberry Pi computer.

At each revolution of the sewing machine handle, the text of the memory shown on the micro screen shifts upwards one line, referring to the sewn fabric that would normally move through the needle foot-plate.

By turning the handle, the viewer can directly engage with the physicality of the old Singer sewing machine and read the memories of an earlier generation.

The exhibition is showing for a limited time from Thursday, December 5, until Saturday, December 7, at Aspire Ryde’s new community hub at 35 High Street, Ryde.

Jan moved to the Isle of Wight from London having studied for her MA Fine Art at Central St Martins (The London Institute).

She is a member of Artspace Portsmouth, and is locally a member of TRAC – The Ryde Art Collective.