Threaded Together: Create + Connect = Community Gathering

In a society that often emphasizes individualism and consumption, Threaded Together’s Create + Connect initiative stands as a beacon of community-building and empowerment. By providing a space for people to interact with materials, realize their agency, and celebrate their interconnection, the organization is contributing to the resilience of the community, one Wednesday night at a time.

The Tale of Men’s Knitting Retreats: Weaving Connections

The inaugural Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat, held in May 2008, brought 32 like-minded individuals from various corners of the continent. From the serene backdrop of Easton Mountain, these men reveled in the joy of knitting, spinning, and most importantly, each other’s company. A unanimous decision was made to make it an annual affair and birthed the idea of regional retreats across the country. 

Stitching Stories: A Journey into Embroidery and Heritage

Having never delved into the intricate stitching of embroidery, Zsofi took a leap and decided to transform a dissatisfying acrylic artwork with stitching, creating a canvas punctured with threads. This proved to be a creative turning point.

A Bird Cage in Manhattan

As the artist explored the area for the commissioned art piece, she glanced out the large windows and saw the New York City skyline, with water towers scattered across the landscape. This inspired the shape of the Bird Cage.

Fostering Community Through Textile Art

Stitch Buffalo is a nonprofit textile art center in Buffalo, New York that is committed to empowering refugee and immigrant women through the sale of their handcrafted goods, inspiring creativity and inclusion through community education, and stewarding the environment through the re-use of textile supplies.

A Place to Gather

Stitching together has been part of the fiber artist community for centuries. What might those gatherings look like after a pandemic? At our weekly virtual meetings, the Fiber Art Now team explored ideas around how we might support and encourage meaningful gatherings for our community.

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