Dialogue + Studio: Lacemaking Workshop

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Try your hand at the traditional art of bobbin lacemaking, which developed out of complex braiding techniques over 400 years ago. Teaching artist Elena Kanagy-Loux will lead a discussion about the history of lacemaking using examples found in 19th century portraits featured in the exhibition American Perspectives, followed by a workshop where students will learn to wind bobbins, set up their pillow, and work the foundational stitch of bobbin lace, known as cloth stitch or linen stitch, to create a little sampler in cotton thread. All materials will be provided. The program is limited to 10 individuals.

The Dialogue + Studio Workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops.

Elena Kanagy-Loux was raised by Mennonites in Tokyo, where she was surrounded by traditional craft and DIY fashion. After receiving her BFA in Textile Design from FIT, she won a grant which funded a four-month trip to study lacemaking across Europe in 2015. Upon returning to NYC, she co-founded the Brooklyn Lace Guild, and began teaching bobbin lace classes at the Textile Arts Center. She recently completed her MA in Costume Studies at NYU where she wrote her thesis on modern lacemaking culture. Currently she is the Collections Specialist at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Image courtesy of Elena Kanagy-Loux

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