Monday, August 25, 2014

The Denver Art Museum's Thread Studio

Last week I told you guys about the awesome quilt exhibit currently on view in the Denver Art Museum's textile arts gallery. Well adjacent to that gallery is the Thread Studio, which is one awesome space if you are a fan of needlecraft of any kind!

Thread Studio is a space all about fiber, textiles and related arts including; spinning, knitting, quilting, embroidery, lace making, fabric dying, weaving, crochet, and any other type of fiber/needle craft you can think of! There is an interactive space for children (an adults) to try embroidery for themselves, or make a quilt pattern with fabric magnets. My favorite part of Thread Studio are the cubbies that line the walls. Each is filled with examples of different types of crafts and techniques related to fiber and textiles. As someone who loves to embroider and adores finding old sewing ephemera, I especially love the case full of tiny scissors.



The space also has some nice seating and a screen loaded with dozens upon dozens of interesting videos on lace-making, indigo dying, textile production and much much more. It's just a really great space for exploring fiber and textiles, so I again implore any Denverites or visitors to check out Thread Studio! If you happen to visit on a Thursday you can also check out Preview, where you will be able to chat with conservators while they work on the next set of textiles to be displayed in the gallery. There are also occasionally textile specific tours and events so check out the museum's website for more information!

Photo from Spatial Poetics Design

Photo from Spatial Poetics Design
and no, the Denver Art Museum is not sponsoring these posts, I just genuinely love the place!

4 comments:

  1. My sister would LOVE this. She is a keen and talented embroiderer, among other things. It looks incredible, and I love the idea of magnetic quilt design!

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    1. The magnet wall is super cool, the Denver Art Museum is really good about having interactives like that (for adults and children) in their galleries, its a very modern way of thinking in museums too which is super great to have here in little old Denver!

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  2. That is seriously cool! I would absolutely love to spend time there. I've been passionate about cross stitch and stitchery/embroidery since I was a very young girl (I can remember creating both by the age of six) and would love to spend some time emerged in so much sewing/crafting related history and beauty.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. It is certainly a nice room to spend time in, the dark wood tones and many shelves make it feel like a library, and who doesn't love a cozy library right? I used to cross stitch too, I took a class in school back in 6th grade! Strange that it was offered but I loved it!

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