Category Archives: Art and Social Practice

All Souls Day ~ Prayer Banners: REPENT, MERCY, GLORY

Today is All Souls Day, a time for honoring our ancestors. The death of my mother influenced my creative trajectory for years after wards.

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10yrs Mourning Stitching Remembering

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us, the war is still raging and I am still stitching the names of the dead onto these prayer banners.

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The Penland Sewettes ~ 4th of July

How do you like our 4th of July improv pieced flags?

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Yarn Bombing in Durham NC

Major the Bull in Downtown Durham, is showing his feminine side with a spring yarn bombing by Off the Hook Chrochet Guild.

Posted in Art and Social Practice, Knitting | 6 Comments

The Dying Salon and Embodied Art

In 2011, the debate at CCA seems to be around conceptual vs. embodied art. In 2004 art was still under the spell of post modern and avant-garde critique

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Mending Together at the Harvey Milk Center

A fun day of mending, darning, knitting and crocheting at the Harvey Milk Center, in San Francisco. The free workshop was organized by How-to-Homestead.org.

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Free Mending Workshop With Potluck

Join me for a free mending workshop. How-to-Homestead comes to the Harvey Milk Center in San Francisco.

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Passage Quilting™ Bereavement Workshop in Cincinnati

I was invited to lead a bereavement, quilt making workshop in Cincinnati. Seven people attended, each with the loss of a child, parent, or close friend.

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Veteran’s Day Virtual Sewing Circle Follow Up

Fourteen women helped stitch names of fallen American soldiers and Iraqi citizens for the war memorial and bereavement project Prayer Banner: MERCY.

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Parol Making at The Asian Art Museum

A great substitute for a Christmas tree. Making a Filipino parol, or Christmas lantern, at the Asian Art Museum, really cheered me up.

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Veteran’s Day Virtual Sewing Circle

Even though the war in Iraq is supposedly over, deadly emotional ramifications continue to persist. Join me for a virtual sewing circle in honor of Veteran’s Day. Help stitch the names of soldiers who have died in the Iraq war as a meditative act of petition, prayer and compassion. Continue reading

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Making Memorial Quilts from the Clothing of the Beloved

Announcing a Passage Quilting Workshop in Cincinnati, OH. This is a hands-on bereavement process, making memorial quilts from the clothing of the beloved. Continue reading

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Some Have It Hot, Others Not ~ Sustainable Craft

With news that Russia is burning and the east coast and most of the US are sweltering in the 100’s, San Francisco had record lows in July with an average high of 58 ºF. Day after day I wake up … Continue reading

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Vacation Mantra Giveaway

In 2008 I traveled for 4 months from North Carolina to Florida to California in the Mantra Trailer. I parked on street corners across the country and invited people inside to get in touch with their interiors and explore their … Continue reading

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