Title: Embroidery as Activism
Instructor: Barb Hunt
Workshop Duration: One Day
Date: Friday October 15, 2015
Location: Woody Point Heritage Theatre
In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about “craftivism” and the work of contemporary embroidery artists. A brief, and subversive, history of embroidery will also be presented. Basic embroidery stitches will be taught and there will be a focus on creative embroidery techniques and approaches for the purposes of self-expression, story-telling, and/or activism. The workshop is
appropriate for beginners or experienced embroiderers who want to try something different.
Traditional embroidery materials will be provided by the instructor (with the exception of scissors). Participants will also have the opportunity to experiment with non-traditional materials.
Barb Hunt completed an MFA at Concordia University in Fibres, and her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. She has been the recipient of Canada Council grants and awarded residencies in Canada, Paris and Ireland, where she researched and produced textile art. She teaches in the Visual Arts Program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and she has given creative embroidery workshops in Ontario, Winnipeg, and New Brunswick.