Workshop: Embroidered Postcards

Workshop: Embroidered Postcards

July 25, 2019 6:30 pm

Event Details


NEW DATE! Thursday July 25 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

In this workshop, local artist Caitlin Thompson will introduce participants to the history of embroidered postcards. Featured in this summer’s exhibitions Keepsakes of Conflict ad Red Cross Quilts, embroidered postcards from WW1 were a connective thread between military and civilian life. In response to these artifacts, each participant will be given a replica of wartime postcard to embellish with stitches learned in a casual group sewing circle.

Caitlin Thompson grew up in rural east-central Alberta and completed her BFA in Sculpture at Red Deer College and The Alberta College of Art + Design (2007). Caitlin moved to Montreal to pursue an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University (2015). She then moved back to Alberta to complete the beneficial cycle of journeying and returning. Her studio practice focuses on the relationship between the act of making and the formation of identity, specifically in embroidery and animation. Caitlin’s latest body of work, Panoramada, will be exhibited in Edmonton at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s group show Processor: Digital Translations for a Simulated Future this summer.

Materials and tools will be provided.  If you have your own sewing awl, please bring it along.

Location: Founders’ Gallery (with a short introduction in the TMM Theatre)

Limited enrollment.  Registration is closed.


Fee: By Donation