Learn the traditional art of embroidery in today’s high-tech world though the communication medium we know best– text messages.
In this two hour workshop, we will learn how to sew basic embroidery stitches. Then, using this distinctly slow and analog technique, you will glorify and immortalize one of your favorite text messages or a quote or mantra of your choosing. You will embroider your messages onto a pillow, one of your own garments brought in, or a piece of fabric. Using the wealth of non-traditional supplies in the MFTA warehouse, you create and take home an embroidery made literally with the excess and remnants of our modern city.
Light refreshments will be served.
Post-Apocalyptic Embroidery: Not Your Grandma’s Craft Circle
A free workshop with Aliya Bonar at Materials for the Arts, RSVP here (required)
Thursday, January 17
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
N/Q to 39 Avenue, Queens
R/M to 36 Street, Queens
E to Queens Plaza (a 10 minute walk to MFTA)
This workshop is made possible, in part, by Friends of MFTA, with support from Chase Community Giving. Special thanks to Court Square Wine & Spirits.