Are you from the disabled and/or LGBTQ2+ community and want to grow your circle?
Do you want to learn embroidery with free supplies?
The Chronically Queer Embroidery Workshops will take place every other Saturday from July 18 to October 3 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm via Zoom. Register through the Google Survey or by emailing Regan Shrumm at rshrumm@gmail.com.
Through the workshops, you will learn basic embroidery skills, complete five different projects, learn entrepreneurial skills to help build a side hustle business, and amplify an online disabled and LGBTQ2+ community.
About the workshop facilitator:
Regan Shrumm is a queer and disabled artist of Italian, German, Polish, English, and Scottish decent. She has been living as an uninvited guest on the unceded and traditional lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples for the past ten years. She started embroidering when she was ten when she was taught by her aunt. She has had the opportunity to teach embroidery through the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and through the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, but has also facilitated other artistic workshops through Open Space, the Salt Spring Arts Council, and the Museum of Northwest Art in Washington State.
The Chronically Queer Embroidery Workshops will be hosted on the traditional and unceded lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Since our activities are shared digitally to the internet, let’s also take a moment to consider the legacy of colonization embedded within the technologies, structures, and ways of thinking we use every day. We are using equipment and high-speed internet not available in many Indigenous communities. Even the technologies that are central to much of the arts we are here to talk about, leave significant carbon footprints contributing to changing climates that are disproportionately affecting Indigenous peoples worldwide. I invite you join me and acknowledge all of this as our shared responsibility to make good of this time and for each of us to consider our roles in reconciliation, decolonization, and allyship, and I think also thinking about our situation right now, as well, what we’re talking about, in relation to Indigenous communities in the Canada, and across Turtle Island.