Bitching ‘bout Stitching Was Never This Much Fun

Here’s your quiz: What is a lost art? It’s not basket weaving, marble carving, or silk-screening. The answer is hand stitching. That’s right: Your grandma’s hand-stitched, framed “Home, Sweet Home” piece hanging by her door is beautiful, and we bet you’ve never taken the time to appreciate all the hard work that went into that wall gem. Take some time now. Time over. Why? Because we have to bitch about all that hard work now. On Saturday, help keep the bitching alive with the Girls’ Club, the female-nurturing, art non-profit, who not only know what goes into all the grueling needle work but don’t want to lament alone. So they’ve invited everyone to their “Stitch n’ Bitch n’ Lit”soiree. The event itself is to celebrate the art of hand stitching as well as art and literary inspiration. That means from 1 to 4 p.m. people will be on hand to provide technical assistance to hand-stitchers while they’re also being serenaded with live readings from local writers, including Denise Delgado, Jessica Machado, E. Parker Phillips, and Yaddyra Peralta. The event’s technically free but the Girl’s Club (117 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is asking for a $5 donation to cover refreshment costs. For more information, visit girlsclubcollection.org/events, or contact Catalina Jaramillo at 954-828-9151.
Sat., Feb. 26, 1-4 p.m., 2011

 
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