TAG: Thread Studio

Creative Crossroads
Exhibition

Creative Crossroads

The Art of Tapestry
May 31, 2015–Aug 7, 2016

See more than 20 tapestry-woven wall hangings, rugs, furniture covers, and garments from Europe, Turkey, China, Peru, Mexico, and the American Southwest. More

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore
Blog: Meet the Artist

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore

Spinner and textile artist Paula Veschore can find a project in anything. “Everything to me is an art project whether it’s weaving, gardening, or a bucket of rusty horse shoes,” she said.

Veschore is one of seven demonstrating artists in the Thread Studio located on the sixth floor of the North Building in the Denver Art Museum. When demonstrating her craft in the museum, she uses a spinning wheel to transform raw materials into yarn. She uses this for various textile projects, including a complex knitted shawl. More

Thread Studio Workshop: Stitching Stories
Event: Lectures & Programs

Thread Studio Workshop: Stitching Stories

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Take a closer look at extraordinary embroidery samples in the new exhibition First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection with local fiber artist Lalania Simone. Then pick up some needlework skills and create your own embellished toile wall hanging using a few simple, stylish stiches.

Included with admission, so free for members. Space is limited and registration will be required.

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Thread Studio Workshop: Pillow Talk
Event: Lectures & Programs

Thread Studio Workshop: Pillow Talk

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Take a detour through the DAM collections with civic health club Warm Cookies of the Revolution looking at artworks made to facilitate dialogue. Then stitch your own “peace pillow” while discussing ways to build a better community.

Included in general admission, but pre-registration required. More

Thread Studio Workshop: From Farm to Yarn
Event: Lectures & Programs

Thread Studio Workshop: From Farm to Yarn

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Take a detour of the pre-Columbian collection with local farmer Jane Levene to hear about the history of paco-vicuñas (cousins to the Alpaca). Levene will share how these animals are raised and how their raw wool is transformed into silky yarn—then make a skein to take home with you!

Included in admission and free for members; however, space is limited. Registration begins October 8 at 10 am. More

Spinning Some Yarns at Fancy Tiger Crafts
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Spinning Some Yarns at Fancy Tiger Crafts

Now that our museum-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles has officially launched, all of us who were working so frantically right up to opening day can finally take a moment to fully inhale, exhale, and reflect. This is a good moment for us to look back on some of the highlights from our experience developing the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio on the Level 6 of the North Building. More

Beginner Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop (SOLD OUT)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Beginner Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 11:00am12:30pm.

For thousands of years, a simple spindle was used to create the yarn used in any textile from clothing to blankets and linens and even sails. In this workshop, led by local spinning legend Maggie Casey, you will start with wool fiber, add some twist with the spindle and create your own yarn. All materials provided. No experience needed.

Free with admission, but space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations will be accepted starting September 1. More

Drop-In Lace Demonstration
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Lace Demonstration

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 6:00pm8:00pm.

Watch several local artisans from the Rocky Mountain Lace Guild demonstrate a variety of lace techniques, ask questions as they work, or try your hand at bobbin lace on the “try-it” pillow.

Free with admission.

For more information, contact Sally McCance at smccance@denverartmuseum.org More

Event: Lectures & Programs

Beginner Weaving Workshop

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 2:00pm4:00pm.

Beginner Weaving workshop using rigid heddle looms, taught by teacher artists from the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild.

Free with admission, but space is limited; arrive early for a spot.

For more information, contact Sally McCance at smccance@denverartmuseum.org More