Badass HERstory Stitch-up and Craftivism Project
October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Together we’ll embroider an art installation that tells the stories of who we are as women and femme identifying folks. This workshop is intended to challenge female and non-binary artists to participate in the narrative unfolding in modern art.
The Badass HERstory Project (@BadassHERstory), is a global community #Craftivism project for women/womxn/genderfluid/non-binary humans launched by @badasscrossstitch.
Craftivism (craft+activism) projects are designed to empower individuals, build community, and reshape the narrative. This project will focus on embroidery, a skillset with deep feminine roots (embroidery), to participate as global activists building off of and expanding the momentum of the equality movement, as well as the incentive to put down our device and create something meaningful with our hands and hearts.
During this workshop, participants will be asked to stitch/embroider “their story” onto a 13×13-inch piece of fabric. These panels will then be used to skin three-dimensional structures into what will become a public art installation. In conjunction, there will be a robust interactive digital catalog, which will include photos of each piece and context from every contributor.
Together we’ll explore a difficult question: “What is my story?” A large part of the process is sketching and bringing to life your own legacy. There are no rules—you can use words, images, or a combination of both. You can quilt, embroider, cross-stitch, felt, screenprint, play with mixed media, paint, knit, or all of the above!
What gets included in our history? What gets erased? How do we want our lives to be remembered? What artifacts do we leave behind and what do they communicate about us, our lives, and our priorities? Do we leave behind truth? Who controls our narrative? Join us to explore the importance of legacy, craft, and women’s roles in modern arts and craftsmanship.
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