Highlights from the Event

In this workshop, you will learn how to make an embroidery project inspired by the purple star costume designed by Sun Ra. This costume is currently on display as part of the museum’s Afrofuturism exhibit. Learn about the music and fashion of Afrofuturism as you stitch.

Your ticket includes all materials needed for the activity, hands-on instruction from Rock Paper Plant, and a presentation by Museum Specialist, Timothy Anne Burnside and Historian, Kevin Strait. Participants must register by October 2, 2023, to ensure materials kit arrives on time. Kits will be shipped to participants in advance of the program. 

Materials we’ll provide:
4” embroidery hoop
Black fabric
Metallic and cotton embroidery floss
Stick-on-pattern
Needle
Super glue

Participants will need to provide:
Scissors
Pencil (optional)
Hot glue gun (optional)

Rock Paper Plant is a creative, women-of-color-owned business based in Washington, DC that specializes in botanical workshops and creations using live plants, cork, and fiber. The company was founded in 2017 by Alicia Mazzara and Cielo Contreras, two non-profit workers by day and makers and teachers on nights and weekends. We firmly believe that everyone can benefit from tapping into their creative side. You can find us at rockpaperplant.com or on Instagram @rockpaperplant.

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