Women's Fiber Arts: Needle & Thread: From Sustenance to Activism Online
Explore through this lecture the world of needle arts—a women’s domain for centuries. Take a virtual look at the methods used to prepare girls for the responsibility of supporting a household (clothing, repair work, curtains, etc.) See how the use of symbols provided an ingenious method of communication in the 19th century, and how women used thread as ink.
The presentation also looks at how women utilized these skills for self-empowerment and activism. See the impact of generational tutelage as well as today’s designers use of communication in and on their clothing designs. Included also is a look at a community in Alabama where quilting is the norm and the world finally knows about them.
Spend a chilly evening in February learning more about resolute women, their crafts, and the influence on the world. This discussion will be given by, Marjorie Crum, Associate Professor of Design
Monroe Community College
This program will be though Zoom. Register here: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/8554396
- Thursday, March 31, 2022
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Central Library
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.