Have you always wanted an embroidered portrait of RBG? Obviously. Well, now you can make one, in Emma McGowan's "Feminist Embroidery 101." Emma will show examples from around the world and give a brief history of embroidery in the West, and how this domestic art has become, for many, a feminist practice. In this class, we'll learn embroidery basics: four stitches, how to transfer a pattern, and get started on stitching up some feminist heroes. No previous embroidery experience required! Just bring your fury at the patriarchy and an excitement to hang out with other Rubies.
PLEASE NOTE: Materials fee is $25, payable at the start of class
About Emma McGowan
Emma McGowan comes from a family of craftswomen and has been fascinated by needlework for years, but she didn’t actually learn how to do it herself until she traveled to Guatemala and was blown away by the handiwork done by Mayan women. So she bought a hoop, some thread, a needle, and taught herself how to make her own beautiful designs. When Emma is not embroidering, you can find her writing about feminist issues, reading (a lot), sewing outlandish clothing, and experimenting with new crafts projects.