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This performance was developed for the 'Forking Roads Conference', held in 2007 in Berlin. Contributors to the conference were asked to address their own temporality with collective moments of (shared) memories. Furthermore, we were asked to pay attention to the concept of collective memory work, as developed by Frigga Haug, which asks that the individual deconstruct her or his self, in order to re-order one’s own experiences. My performance deals with two activities which, for many generations have unified women of different backgrounds: the telling of stories and needlework. While repeatedly telling sequences of stories from the lives of three generations of women within my family, I crochet a patch, using material that is described in the stories; a patch that looks, due to the material that is used, unformed and with which symbolic tears within the history of my family could be covered.