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Healing Embroidery for LGBTQ+ & Allies, June 8

  • NW Network Community Engagement Space 3818 S Angeline St Seattle, WA 98118 (map)

Register here: healingembroidery.eventbrite.com

Want to learn a new, creative approach to self-care? Join the NW Network for a completely free, all-supplies included, 3 hour embroidery workshop in which we will:

• Learn more about the NW Network’s services for LGBTQ+ survivors and other community supports

• Discuss how embroidery and fiber art has been used by queer and marginalized communities to express grief, solidarity, and resistance

• Brainstorm ideas for a self-care tool box including easy-to-start creative projects

• Learn basic stitches, pattern creation techniques, and project ideas

• Meet new crafting friends and maybe start a queer sewing circle

No creative experience, skills, knowledge, or tools required. All materials will be provided and participants take home a starter set and a how-to zine to continue projects at home.

This workshop is open to:

LGBTQIA folks and our loved ones who pre-register on Eventbrite. Given the limited quantity of supplies, this is important to ensure that everyone has materials to work with. If you can’t make it, please call or email to cancel so we can give your space and supplies to someone else. If registration fills up, contact Peter to get on the waitlist: peter@nwnetwork.org 206-568-7777

When and where?

There are two separate dates: Thursday June 6th from 6:30-9:30 and Saturday June 8th from 12:30-3:30. The information presented in both will be identical, so only register for one session.

Both sessions will take place at Columbia City Church of Hope at 3818 South Angeline Street Seattle, WA 98118. See Accessibility Information Below.

FAQs:

• Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements. The minimum recommended age for the series is 18 years old.

• Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Preferably bring your ticket printed or in your phone.

• Are interpreters available?

Interpreters are available and happily provided free of cost. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter, since we will need to book them in advance.

• What food will be available?

We will provide snacks. You’re welcome to bring food into the space if you’re unable to eat beforehand.

• What supplies will be provided? Can I bring some of my own?

Each participant will get one hoop (5”), 1 needle, a seam ripper, 3 colors of floss (thread), a disappearing ink marker, two squares of canvas, and a pattern- either a premade one or one you create. Participants will also get a how-to zine. You can take all the above home after. If you have some embroidery supplies already that you want to bring, that’s cool, too.

• I’m not very confident in my art skills! What if I can’t draw?

No worries! We’ll have a few zero-drawing-necessary pre-made patterns available, and you can bring a small, simple image (think: coloring book or simple outlined tattoo design) if you have one in mind to trace onto a pattern. No skills? No problem.

Additional Access information:

We strive to create accessible spaces for all of our community members. If you have any access needs, including interpretation services, please reach out to contact Peter at: 206.568.7777 or peter@nwnetwork.org and we will do our best to accommodate.

The space is down a steep ramp with hand and guard rails that lead to flat landing. While there are no steps to the Community Engagement Space, we have a hard time describing this as a wheelchair accessible space because of this ramp. Our staff is glad to problem solve around access to this space and we are actively seeking other alternatives that are truly accessible.

• Entry doorway is 6 feet wide, double doors, with no center bar

• Bathrooms are all gender with single and multi-stall bathrooms.

• Please let us know if you have any allergies, food or animal related.

• We ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the workshop. Space is low fragrance but not fragrance free. To lessen the effects of chemical exposure on our community members please come as fragrance free as possible. For more information on why we ask this, check out the following links:

https://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15

https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/

Other questions, needs, comments, concerns? Contact Peter! peter@nwnetwork.org 206-568-7777