Embroidery Workshop: Joy. Sorrow. Anger. Love. PRIDE.

Led by multi-disciplinary artist Erin Shadoff, this workshop will educate participants on basic knots and stitches and provide the opportunity to experiment with varying approaches, and cover troubleshooting. Participants will choose between two embroidery designs inspired by archival Fruit Cocktail posters and costumes from Toronto Pride (1983–85). Participants can take home their design as a patch that can be sewn onto clothing, bags, or framed. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Joy. Sorrow. Anger. Love. PRIDE.

Workshop capacity is 20 participants—register at: www.magentafoundation.org/toronto-pride/

Presented by The Magenta Foundation and The ArQuives

Erin Shadoff (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Toronto. Her work explores the reconstruction of her dreams and memories to create an altered personal narrative and investigate the limits of personhood. Her detail-oriented approach is highlighted by a strong value scale that creates an atmosphere with surreal qualities. Erin holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University (2016) and was selected to participate in the Florence Off-Campus Program in Florence, Italy (2013–14).