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UFO takes on textile challenge

Back in March 2020, TextileArtist.org ran a community stitch challenge. The challenge was a seven week series of online workshops. Each week a different artist was commissioned to develop a textile activity that people could do at home. These activities, or challenges, were designed to inspire people to try new things and explore embroidery in different ways. Check out this post for a summary of the challenge, with beautiful images and lessons learned.

Many of us in the Cultural Centre’s UFO (un-finished objects) group followed the project with interest. But, in true UFO style, none of us have completed a challenge! Yet.

The online resources, worksheets and videos for each week are archived on TextileArtist.org. Over the next few months, UFO is going to attempt to work our way through the seven challenges. Instead of one per week, we will be doing one per month.

Are you up to the challenge? Follow along and take a stab at stitching!

What is UFO?

UFO normally meets at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre on the third Friday of the month from 1-3pm. The goals of the group are to have fun, connect with local crafters, and find motivation to finish those pesky unfinished projects we started long ago. Crafters bring their own project to work on. Everyone is welcome.

How can I join?

UFO is currently meeting digitally from 1-3pm on the third Friday of the month. Our next meeting is Friday January 15. Please email Shannon at museum@mindenhills.ca if you would like to be added to the UFO mailing list. Or you can use this online form to receive meeting invites and group info:

UFO also has a facebook group. Drop in and say hello if you would like to find a community of local crafters for advice and inspiration on all things craft.

What’s the first challenge?

The first challenge was introduced by textile artist Sue Stone

Stay tuned!

I’ll be sharing our progress with monthly blog posts. Wish us luck!

– Shannon Quigley
Curatorial programming assistant

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