Design Workshop: The Art of Simple Stitching
Presented by Anna Walker, Windgate Foundation assistant curator; and Rebecca Braziel, teaching artist
Roll up your sleeves for an afternoon of simple stitching, inspired by Lutisha Pettway’s remarkable denim “Bars” Quilt in the exhibition Mending: Craft and Community—Selections from the Museum’s Collection.
Begin the afternoon with a look at what “mending” and “community” mean in the world of contemporary craft, and how the artists in the exhibition have interpreted these concepts. In the hands-on activity that follows, learn how to use simple stitches to create beautiful, textural art out of recycled denim.
After deconstructing the second-hand denim, you can exchange fabric strips with others in the workshop and learn a simple sewing stitch that mixes embroidery and tack stitching. If you have old jeans or other denim clothes in need of recycling, bring them along!
• $20 MFAH members
• $25 Nonmembers
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