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MMFA x Les Affûtés: Introduction to embroidery






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The Museum's School of Art


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April 29, May 13, 2023

In connection with the exhibition Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design, the Museum’s School for the Arts has teamed up with Montreal-based community workshop Les Affûtés to offer a variety of courses that teach handicraft skills! Please note that these courses are given in French.

In this 3-hour workshop, Clara will introduce you to the art of visible mending! Visible mending is an embroidery technique that consists in darning your clothes in a visible way. This creative art aims to highlight the traces of time, to make your garment unique, and to live in peace with your ecological conscience.



You will learn several stitches and techniques that will allow you to know how to repair our jeans, our sweaters, or to personalize our t-shirts:

  • The three basic embroidery stitches and their variations to cover stains, holes, or simply embellish an old garment.
  • How to create and apply suitable patches.
  • How to weave directly on the fabric.


Skills required: none! This friendly workshop is accessible to beginners and can also challenge more experienced embroiderers.

Materials: All the basic materials are supplied and included in the registration price.

Reservation terms: Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per course. Workshops with fewer than five participants will be cancelled.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are available in full up to seven business days before the first class, minus a $50 administration fee. Withdrawals less than seven business days before the activity begins are non-refundable unless due to exceptional circumstances, in which case participants are reimbursed in full.


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