Thread Studio at the Denver Art Museum

Thread Studio

Learn about many aspects of textile art and try hands-on activities in the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio, located adjacent to the Textile Art & Fashion galleries on level 6 of the North Building.

Stitch a Boro-Inspired Textile

Get inspired by Japanese boro textiles—made by stitching together scraps of indigo-dyed cloth—and piece together layers of fabric pieces.

Mix and Match Silhouettes

Combine miniature garments from the Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, exhibition in new ways, and explore the idea of dramatic, distorted silhouettes.

Dress a Mannequin

Fold, tuck, and pleat to make mannequin garments with volume and drama. Visit the Textile Art & Fashion galleries for design inspiration.