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Palestinian Embroidery 105: Wheat Harvest on Aida Cloth

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City Tower

10 City Point, 18th floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Instructor: Wafa Ghnaim

In this 3-hour intensive, students will learn the beauty, symbolism and roots of the traditional Palestinian village motif: The Wheat Harvest design. The Wheat Harvest design is a full thobe that Wafa's mother created in the 1970's and was featured in her book "Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora".

You'll learn the story behind the pattern, how to strategize design transfers to a medium size peice of cloth, cross-stitching large projects, and motif repetition of a moderately complex design.

All materials are provided, including the use of beautiful DMC golden yellow thread.

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The Tatreez & Tea Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied.

The workshop will focus on preservation of the indigenous, endangered art of Palestinian embroidery. The workshop is centered on Wafa's digital book, Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora, which preserves the craft of embroidery as well as the art of storytelling that is encapsulated in each traditional Palestinian motif.

For generations, Palestinian women have gathered together with their daughters to work collectively on embroidery projects, bonding with one another over a cup of tea. Over time, and after the exodus of Palestinians from Palestine in 1948, embroidery has become an endangered art that has been subjected to decades of cultural appropriation. But embroidery represents more than just a village craft of old Palestine -- it became the primary form of communication for Palestinian women who used needlework as a way to express their opinions, share their stories, and document their protest of occupation, war and violence.

To learn more about the project, please visit www.tatreezandtea.com. Donations are 100% tax-deductible through the Brooklyn Arts Council.

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