Seeding Repair & Reuse: A Skill share with Amy Meissner
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 10/21/2020.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21
Join us for a SEED Lab virtual gathering of needles with artist Amy Meissner. The live session includes live skill share, dialogue, laughter and connection. We’ve all become familiar with our domestic landscapes in this pandemic era. Blankets, towels, rugs, quilts, sheets, pillowcases – these alternative fields and plains require their own amount of tending. While the repertoire of mending by hand is similar from project to project, each requires specific material and construction knowledge, which shifts slightly in each instance. We’ll discuss ways to patch holes and reinforce bindings and frayed seams in order to prolong the cloth of home. Materials to have available for the workshop are worn pillowcases, sheets or quilts, needle and thread, scissors, various types of lightweight cotton cloth for patching. Access to a sewing machine is optional. This SEED Lab program is free; sign up here. Instructions for accessing the workshop online will be included in the confirmation email.
Anchorage artist Amy Meissner combines traditional handwork, found objects and abandoned textiles to reference the literal, physical and emotional work of women. She is currently a Northern Research Lab Fellow at the Anchorage Museum, researching craft as remedy and Northern repair culture congruent with graduate work in critical craft studies at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.
This is a North x North Festival program. See the North x North schedule at www.anchoragemuseum.org/nxn.