November Brings Memory Cloth Workshop to Twin Beaches Gallery

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Tuesday, October 27 2015

Twin Beaches Gallery will be hosting a Memory Cloth workshop with artist Heather Cameron during the month of November instead of regular gallery programming. What’s a memory cloth? It is a piece of handwork that, through the meditative process of stitching, allows us to unravel memories, to mend old wounds, to stitch together the past. It can take many forms: it might be a quilt made of a loved one’s old clothes, or an embroidery depicting scenes from childhood.

Cameron, who is a trained art therapist as well as a textile artist says “This workshop will help participants to preserve and or release the past, gain insight into individual histories, feel close to loved ones that may have passed on and express one’s own voice and experience.” The number of participants is limited to 8, and will not be open to drop-ins. The workshop will begin with an intensive day-long session on Saturday, November 1st, and continue with weekly Tuesday afternoon sessions, which will allow enough time to complete one or more pieces. Some hand sewing skills are helpful but not necessary. Various techniques including embroidery, patchwork and rug hooking will be demonstrated. 

The workshop will run Sunday, November 1 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays, November 3,10,17,24 - 1-4 p.m. Cost is $65. For more information and to register contact Heather Cameron at heather@truestitches.net or 250-325-9003. 

A second workshop may be scheduled for January 2016 if there is enough interest.