Time flew as the student learned running stitch, back stitch and couching stitch. These basic stitches will be used to make a stitched protest.
March 22, you will be presenting your project ideas. Inspired by the techniques we have used, and the artist and concepts you have seen, each student individually or collaboratively will create a final project which will be exhibited at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on April 20.
Include the following details in your project proposal:
During presentation on March 22, we can provide additional support and suggestions to your idea. If you have questions during the week, please post on the blog and I will respond.
Here are some examples of when embroidery became part of a move to transform the relationship of art to society, and the place of women with in it.
Suffragette Banners of the early 1900’s
Sonia Terk Delaunay – textile designer and artist, also did embroidered collage paintings.
Judy Chicago, the Dinner Party. Combination of embroidery, ceramics and installation commemorating women in history
Contemporary Stitch Protest
Samples of hand embroidered patches with a statement.
This Fridays activity is inspired by the crochet wearables made by the artist Olek Here are some videos to check out too:
Using basic crochet we will attempt to generate a crochet mask!
How to Crochet a beard mask http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMH0iEm4gFY
a call to action
craft + activism = craftivism.
the bauhaus, the body and the woven form
Frau Fiber provides valuable information to the sewing army