Littlemoor Wishes, a temporary installation created with the residents of Littlemoor during the building of the Weymouth Relief Road in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. Littlemoor Wishes saw 2,400 households in the area receive a bag with tie clips, a pen and three laser-cut neoprene tags to write their own wishes, desires, protests or hopes, with instruction to tie them onto the metal fencing surrounding the roadworks.
The tradition of coming together to make, particularly in terms of textiles as a group endeavour (such as quilting) is co-opted within Littlemoor Wishes, building on previous projects using collective wishes and questions. Subverting the usual praxis of commercial craft kits, Littlemoor Wishes adopts the relational and social nature of crafted objects that disrupt codes of consumerism. Accessed through the constructed Heras fencing the individual voice is re-valued as a creative gesture against a shifting backdrop of road building, igniting collective ownership during a period of significant environmental change within the community.