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Handmade Felt Pins with Stitch Buffalo
October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hands-on & drop-in classes in the Book Arts Gallery!
An all-day drop-in event! Join in as Stitch Buffalo leads a felt pin-making workshop. Pins will proudly read “Use Your Voice #Stop Asian Hate” in a variety of languages, mirroring the work of Book Arts Gallery current exhibiting artist Mizin Shin.
In this workshop, participants will choose language for their pin, and stitch together to create a wearable piece of art. Each participant has the opportunity to add embellishments with expert guidance from the Stitch Buffalo artists. Pre-registration is encouraged, and drop-ins are welcome. Pins take approximately 15-30 minutes to create, with the opportunity to work longer if you want to get more involved in the stitching!!
Proceeds raised from the workshop will support Stitch Buffalo artists leading the workshop, and artist’s profits will be donated to organizations supporting AAPI communities.
Learn more about Mizin Shin’s exhibition “Spoken and Seen #UseYourVoice,” featuring Shin’s new screenprint series along with her current campaign, Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate—a response to rising rates of racially motivated prejudice and violence.
• Drop-in class event will be hosted in the Book Arts Studio.
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome, suitable for ages 12+, teens welcome!
• Please read our ‘Plan your visit‘ page to review our health & safety procedures. Thank you.
Any questions about the drop-in event please email [email protected]
ABOUT STITCH BUFFALO
Stitch Buffalo is an inclusive space for Refugee and Immigrant women to create handcrafted goods and find economic empowerment; a textile art center for community members to gain and share skills in the textile arts; and an organization committed to stewarding the environment through the re-use of textile supplies.
In addition to classes led in their Niagara street headquarters, Stitch Buffalo artisans also lead textile arts workshops throughout the community. We’re so happy to host them here at Book Arts!