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Stitched Together

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The Providence Athenaeum

251 Benefit Street

Providence, RI 02903

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Stitched Together :: a gathering to celebrate and discuss diversity & inclusion in creative maker spaces

Together with Virginia Johnson Gather Here, we is hosting an event to help people meet in real life to share stories and best practices about how to improve and expand the representation of BIPOC and LGBTQ creatives and makers at Squam Art Workshops and other creative maker spaces.

This event will be free to all, and will include a panel of inspiring and esteemed creatives of diverse backgrounds. Our hope is that this event will continue the much needed conversation of diversity and inclusion in the creative world — in person, face-to-face, where stories can be shared, healing and support offered, and paths forward can be discussed and put into action.

The day will begin with our guest speaker TIFFANY LATRICE of TILA Studios, followed by a panel discussion from inspiring and esteemed creatives of diverse backgrounds.


GAYE GLASSPIE of GG Made It. You may know her for her passion of the color orange, her fabulous enamel pins that celebrate all things knitterly, as well as being a fierce advocate for self-appreciation, love, and finding the joy in every little moment.


BRANDI CHEYENNE HARPER is a self taught knitwear designer specializing in natural handmade goods. She launched her brand, purlBknit, in 2012 with her ready made line of original knitwear.


VIRGINIA JOHNSON, founder of Gather Here (as well as maker extraordinaire and costume designer to the stars!)


MINDY TSONAS is an Expressive Arts Teacher, Embodiment Artist and Embody Love Movement Facilitator + Trainer.


DIANE IVEY is the founder of Lady Dye Yarns, an indie yarn company based in Jamaica Plain. Diana has been blogging about inclusivity in the fiber arts industry for many years :: The Lack of Diversity in the Yarn Industry.


MICHELLE VITALE is a holistic therapist born and raised in Venezuela who also leads workshops on diversity and inclusion for The Equality Works Group (UK). She is the panel host and moderator for this discussion.


Whatever your race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, size or age is, we would love to have you join us! This event is designed to be a safe space for all. We are gathering to celebrate the beauty and richness of this diverse world. You are welcome here.


More info can be found HERE on the Squam Art Workshops blog. Please contact hello AT squamartworkshops DOT com with any questions you may have.


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