Cultured.GR contributor, Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard shares a bit about the fiber arts resurgence in the DIY crafts scene, and highlights an upcoming fiber arts workshop with Calvin College’s Open Studio Night.
Rogers Drouillard, Elizabeth. “Embroidery workshops showcase slow fashion, encourage sustainability.” Cultured.GR (5 May 2017).
Both the patch embroidery workshop at Open Studio, programming from Calvin College previously located in the former (106) Gallery, and the sashiko workshop at Parliament the Boutique are in response to local and national increased interest towards fiber arts, slow fashion, and a sustainable, hands-on value of making.
“There’s been a resurgence in fiber arts over the past few years, and many Open Studio attendees have expressed interest in learning how to knit, crochet, embroider, etc.,” says Paula Manni, Calvin College Arts Programming Coordinator and former Gallery Assistant at Calvin College’s 106 Gallery.