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Ties That Bind: A Conversation About Stitching and Books

Panel Discussion, Sunday November 3, 2019, 11:00 am

Sunday November 3, 2019, 11:00 am

Frank Buxton Auditorium, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Join together to learn more about the art of stitched books and stay to visit the Sherry Grover Gallery to see Following the Thread, the current installation of cloth, fabric and stitched books. Presented in collaboration with Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound.

Featured speakers include Glasgow textile artist and advocate Dr. Adele Patrick and Bay Area artist Lucy Childs. Lucy and Adele will be joined by other artists in an informal conversation co-moderated by Jane Carlin, Director of the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound and BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson.

Tickets, $5-$7.

Dr. Adele Patrick has been developing innovative, participatory cultural projects

rooted in equalities for over 25 years. A co-founder of Glasgow Womens Library

(GWL) Adele has had a leadership role in forging this influential, change making

organization in the Museums sector. Trained as an embroidery and woven textile

designer at Glasgow School of Art (where she subsequently taught Gender, Art

and Culture), her doctoral research at University of Stirling focuses on feminism

and self-fashioning. Her current Post Fellowship research (in collaboration with

Goldsmiths, London) focuses on feminist leadership

Lucy Childs is an accomplished artist based in the California Bay area whose

work embraces stitching and embroidery. She began exhibiting her artwork,

including paintings, sculpture, and artists books, in the mid-70s; and in 2014

began using embroidery as her medium. Of her practice, Lucy states: My

embroidered work includes artist books and wall pieces: narratives, landscapes

and maps, and conceptual pieces about rips and mending or borders and edges.

I experiment with stitches, color, patterns, narratives,


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