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Community Sewing Circle with Marie Watt
November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 pm
Artist Marie Watt makes many of her pieces with community participation, notably in “sewing circles”. These events bring people together in making and conversation. Join us to meet the artist, connect with neighbors, add to a new collaborative work of art, and take part in conversations. No sewing experience is required and all ages are welcome. Come and go as you wish.
From Marie: “While talking is not required, I am struck by the quality of conversation and storytelling that occurs when eyes are diverted and hands are busy at work. I am interested in how each person’s stitch is unique and signature-like. Threads come together to form a web, also a metaphor for community. I like to compare the Sewing Circle to a barn raising. In an age where so much of our lives are mediated by technology, there is something to be said for gathering in such an ordinary and neighborly way.”