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Expression through Textiles workshop with Xenia Laffely

When: May 1, 1-4pm
Where: East Coast Quilt Co, 343 Water Street

Eastern Edge is thrilled to partner with East Coast Quilt Co to present a free workshop hosted by EE artist in residence Xenia Laffely.

During this 3 hour workshop, participants will learn how to create a textile art piece inspired by the idea of auto-fiction. We’ll be using a mix of different techniques; textile collage/appliqué, patchwork, and free-machine embroidery – a creative way of ‘drawing’ with your sewing machine. Participants will end up with a very unique textile art piece that you can frame or use to decorate a pillow, handbag or anything you’d want !

This 3 hour workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers

Supplies Required:

– sewing machine with embroidery foot (machines are available to use if participants do not have one)
– scissors
– Inspiration ( printed) fabrics
– Fabric glue or Iron-on adhesive

This workshop has very limited space, so register now: REGISTER HERE! 

Born in Switzerland, lives and works between Lausanne and Montreal. Xenia Lucie Laffely has a background in fashion design (HEAD-Geneve), french literature, art history (UNIL-Lausanne) and feminist studies (UQAM- Montreal). Xenia Laffely’s practice combines the traditional language of textile work with the contemporary aesthetic of digital photoshoped painting, creating hybrid pieces that question hierarchies between art, design and crafts. She creates a lively sentimental reappropriation of issues related to domestic space, intimacy, queer love and self-fiction.

Read more about Xenia’s residency here.