Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art: Theory and Beer: The Feminist Power of Embroidery Heidi Eigenkind, January 23

Theory and Beer: The Feminist Power of Embroidery Heidi Eigenkind, Jan. 23

Thursday, January 23, 2020


Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Avenue

Free, everyone is welcome to come and join the discussion.

E. Tammy Kim's article opens a discussion about why feminist artists use embroidery and how subversion in embroidery can be defined. Please come and share your own connections with this needle-craft and stories of subversive strategies involving embroidery in your family and/or culture of origin. Bringing a piece of your own work is encouraged.

Reading: E. Tammy Kim, "The Feminist Power of Embroidery"

Heidi Eigenkind is a self-taught feminist artist whose fascination with embroidery started in the early 1970s, when she took two crewel embroidery courses from Leonida Leatherdale, an accomplished Winnipeg embroiderer and teacher. She is interested in issues of female identity and sexuality, gender, and the nature of cultural and individual memory.

About Theory & Beer

It's fun! It's theoretical! And you don't have to drink beer! MAWA presents informal critical discussion led by guest facilitators. Theory and Beer convenes on Thursday evenings, once a month. Each meeting has a text-based focus, with weblinks to readings provided in advance (go to to click on the links). Do the readings beforehand or come to the Legion at 6:15pm and pick up a copy of the text(s). The more familiar you are with the readings, the more the conversation will "cook"! The Legion is wheelchair accessible. People of all genders welcome.