Embroidering with seniors at Midwood Active Adults
Through my (Im)migration Lines Artist Residency at Wyckoff House Museum, sponsored in part by a Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund grant, I led embroidery and textile arts workshops for local seniors at Midwood Active Adults from January â€“ June 2018. Workshops took place monthly, and included a visit and tour of Wyckoff House. I provided supplies and instruction; participants revived childhood and early adult skills in embroidery and needle arts, threading narratives through stitched drawings. We began with stitch samplers, after which, participants took initiative to create personally expressive artworks. Several finished pieces were included in the BAC-sponsored Nou la â€“ We Reach! exhibit at Wyckoff House from June â€“ October 2018, and in the culminating exhibit for my residency, November 2018â€“April 2019.
Robin’s finished piece, above, installed at Wyckoff House Museum for the Nou la â€“ We Reach! exhibit, 2018.
Pamela created this thread “painting” using chain stitch.
Above is Linda’s finished piece, Untitled, installed at Wyckoff House Museum for the Nou la â€“ We Reach exhibit, 2018.