Methodical Weaving is the first of three workshops Aneesa Shami will be conducting during her studio residency at the Helms Design Center. Aneesa will review the history and progress of weaving and textiles, then transition into a hands-on exploration of techniques. View event for more details!
Knitting as Protest is the second of three workshops Aneesa Shami will be conducting during her studio residency at the Helms Design Center. This hands-on workshop will include historical background on knitting as craftivism (e.g., the recent Pussyhat project), and guide participants through techniques to create a classic garter-stitch scarf. No previous knitting experience is necessary. More details through the View Event button!
Modern Hand Quilting is the final workshop in Aneesa’s Residency series. We’ll cover a brief history and evolution of quilting, with a focus on Wartime quilts, Modern quilting, and Art Quilts, with a brief insight into Appalachian/Rocky Mountain quilts and the Gee’s Bend phenomenon. Participants will then create a “micro-quilt” (approximately the size of one’s hand). Previous sewing experience is a plus, but not needed. More details via the button below.