Critical Discussion

Heidi Eigenkind, Spiny Ovule (detail), 2018

Theory at Home

The Feminist Power of Embroidery with Heidi Eigenkind

  • January 23, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Duke of Kent Legion, 227 McDermot Avenue

Free, everyone welcome to attend!

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

    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.