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Sashiko Embroidery with Artist-in-Residence Jennie Maydew

Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Learn the basics of Sashiko, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique used for both reinforcing and patterning fabric, with Artist Studios resident Jennie Maydew. Maydew will guide visitors in using a simple running stitch to achieve an array of decorative geometric patterns that can be used to upcycle and restore fabric and existing textiles.

No prior experience is needed and all supplies are provided, though participants are invited to bring 1-2 pieces of clothing in need of mending to embellish with a layer of sashiko hand stitching. Clothing should be medium weight woven fabric, such as a blouse or blue jeans.

Artist-in-Residence Jennie Maydew employs traditional craft methods to achieve modern utility. Maydew holds a BFA in textiles and art education from Colorado State University and was awarded the Windgate Fellowship in 2016 from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. In addition to her residency at the Museum, Maydew is a 2019-2020 fellow with Art21 and also teaches youth and adults in Brooklyn.


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