HERstory Stitch Circle
From the venue:
Calling all Craftivists!
Join us and lend your story to an upcoming global community craftivist project called Badass HERstory, where woman-identifying and gender non-binary participants from all over the world embroider their stories on 12inx12in squares of fabric. The squares stitched in this workshop will first be added to the HERstory exhibit activation at the Museum of Design Atlanta during its summer exhibition Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism. It will then become part of something even greater, to be announced by Shannon Downey and MODA on June 2.
We’ll have all the materials necessary to stitch your story, but feel free to bring your own fabric or embroidery floss if you have anything extra-special with which you want to stitch.
During the workshop, participants explore their relationship to their gender and share it by embroidering an expression of it. Don't feel like you have to be an embroidery pro to join - we'll walk you through everything you need to know to create your square and contribute to this project.
Participation and Materials Fee: $5 to cover cost of materials. This fee covers everything you need to create a 12x12in contribution to the exhibit. Fee includes admission to MODA’s current exhibition, which is usually $10.
Appropriate for ages 14+. Please reach out to the facilitator, Jess Lewis if you have questions or accessibility needs.
Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. Across the globe, artists and crafters armed with traditional materials like yarn, glue guns, quilt patterns, sewing needles, X-ACTO knives, and other tools are using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices.
The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note.