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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sewing at the art museum

View of the blanket project from the upper level of the Tacoma Art Museum. 
Yesterday I visited the Tacoma Art Museum. At the entrance were several people stitching colored strips cut from wool blankets to a background that looked like it was made from old Army blankets. Artist Marie Watt invited everyone coming into the museum to stitch on the project. She is planning to add the metal cones from jingle dresses to the inner part of the piece.

The artist was also collecting blankets for another piece she is working on. While I was there a couple people brought in blankets, and she had them write down the stories of the blankets. Eventually that piece is to be cast in bronze.

After I looked at the exhibits, I sat down with the others in the sewing circle and stitched, listened and talked. It was nice to spend some time sewing with others. Usually it is a solitary experience for me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is so cool. I love the communal aspect of this art.