Join us on July 29 from noon to 2 p.m. to explore subversive cross-stitch. Cross-stitch is a type of embroidery in which the needlework creates images that look pixelated. Traditionally a way for society to measure a woman’s marriageability, cross-stitch has recently become a vehicle for craftivism (craft activism) and used to assert diverse identities and demand social change. Grab a needle and thread and fabric and join us as we co-opt traditional designs or create entirely new ones that command attention and express your beliefs.
You’ll learn about how cross-stitch got to be subversive, cross-stitching basics, design creation, and how to bring that design into reality. In the spirit of our current exhibition, Luba Lukova: Designing Justice, we’ll delve into this small sliver of the craftivist movement. Bring your passion and we’ll provide the hoops, needles, and thread.
Fee for participation and materials to create a four inch cross-stitch design: $35 for non-members, $30 for MODA members. Appropriate for ages 12+.