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Tatreez Workshop, with Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim & Wafa Ghnaim
Wed, April 12, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
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.
Wafa Ghnaim & Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim will be providing a hands-on tutorial to participants on how to embroider using traditional Palestinian techniques. Participants in this session will learn the basics of starting a small embroidery project. They will learn how to create a bookmark using the cross-stitch and a traditional Palestinian motif. Materials, patterns and guidance will be provided. No experience is required!
Space is limited. To confirm your spot, registration is required.
Hosted by Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER). Because of the level of preparation required for the event, the registration fee is non-refundable.
To learn more about Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim & Wafa Ghnaim's book, "Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora", visit www.tatreezandtea.com.