Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

HANDS-ON HOUSTON: Fiber Wall Hangings

Saturday, Jul. 2, 2016

11:00 AM – 03:00 PM


Join HCCC staff and volunteers to create fiber hangings inspired by the works on view in A View Within. Learn a variety of stitches, such as the running stitch, the back stitch, the couching stitch, and the french knot, to create a picture or pattern on a strip of burlap, transforming it into a decorative hanging for a wall or a doorknob. Take inspiration from the works of Paula Chung and Karen Rips, who created the textiles in A View Within based upon images from x-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic imaging. Or try out a patriotic motif, in honor of the upcoming Independence Day.

About the Programs & Activities

Before or after the activity, stroll through the galleries, and check out the other two exhibitions on view, Charlotte Potter: Glass Armory and In Residence.  Don’t forget to stop by the Craft Garden, where you’ll see samples of plants used in the fiber arts in full bloom.

Please Note: The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. No supplies will be handed out after 2:50 pm.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15-20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. More information at http://www.crafthouston.org/learn/education-overview/.

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  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Accessible parking lot is located directly behind the building off Travis and Rosedale.

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