Author: Marichka Melnyk

Threads of Palestinian Diaspora: Connecting People Through Tatreez

[For Armchair & Studio Members] Elian Aboudi, a Palestinian-Jordanian embroiderer living in Alberta, is bringing people of the Palestinian diaspora together through a global cross-stitch project. She is working with the Canada Palestine Cultural Association in Edmonton to build a giant tapestry of squares worked in traditional Palestinian tatreez stitching, and has received contributions from all over Canada and across the globe.

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Using Yarn as My Crayons: A Simple Act of Self-Expression

[Open Access] “The collection of little skeins presented some obvious choices. There was a lively blend of red, yellow and orange that felt like the dynamic energy I wanted to bring forward with me. Thick dark brown could represent the volunteer work I do with youth in Scouts. I knew I wanted blue, a deep serious shade to reflect my duty to be constant and do solid work. And then a soft, inviting green cotton, echoing my wish to return to nature and hiking.”

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