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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MFAH Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation;the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Summerlee Foundation; the Swergold Family Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.