Rubin Museum of Art

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Auspicious Stitches Workshop

Auspicious Stitches

Mondays from 12 to 2 p.m.
Meets in the Education Center Seminar Room

Auspicious Stitches provides adults with an opportunity to discover and create needlework, appliqué, and other fiber arts inspired by the RMA collection. Participants begin by exploring the embroidered images and various symbols found in the museum’s galleries and learn the various stitching techniques used in the Himalayan region. All materials are provided. Previous experience with embroidery is not necessary, but certainly helpful.

Participants will create work following a particular theme. Some themes that have been explored in the past include Tibetan auspicious symbols, flora and fauna, Indian motifs, animals in Buddhist art, and phulkari scarves. Information on themes will be provided as well as demonstrations of basic stitches. Our current collaborative project is a welcome sign for the classroom.

Program and basic materials are free with museum admission, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For further information, call 212.620.5000 x274.

Please note that the group will not meet on national holidays.

Auspicious Stitches Projects

Peace flags for the International Day of Non-Violence, 2010

Paradise is a Mandala created in response to the exhibition Mandala, The Sacred Circle, 2009

The Peace Tree contains wishes for peace created by stitchers from around the globe, 2008

White Tara Thangka was stitchers first collaborative art work of the motherly protector of the Himalayas surrounded by interpretations of the 8 auspicious symbols, 2007