Stitched Protests

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.

Weaving

Weave, wove, woven, weaving, weaves

1.  To make cloth by interlacing a warp and weft.

2.  To construct by interlacing strips or strands of material.

To engage in Weaving, make cloth.

To Labor at a loom

 

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Cardboard Weaving

Hula Hoop Weaving

Industrial Weaving

 

Foundation for experience

Throughout our time working together,  please consider the following terms as the foundation for your individual and our collective creative experience.

 

Strategic:  Adjective

  1. Pertaining to, characterize by, or of the nature of strategy:  strategic movements
  2. (of action, as a military operation or a move in a game)  forming an integral part of a stratagem:  a strategic move in a garme od chess.

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Crafting: to make or manufacture (an object, objects, product) with skill and careful attention to detail.

Craft:  Noun

  1. an art, trade, or occupation requiring a special skill, especially manual skill.
  2. skill; dexterity

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Collaborate: verb

  1. to work, one with another; cooperate, as on a literary work:
  2. to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, especially with an enemy occupying one’s country.

Collaboration: noun

  1. the act or process of collaborating
  2. a product of resulting from collaboration

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