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“Stitching Stories”

Workshop with Artist Shira Singer

Sunday, December 10,2023
2:00 pm-3:30 pm 

In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to use fabric and stitching to illustrate a story of personal significance or capture a particular memory on cloth. Shira will teach basic stitches and share some methods of working with fabric.

8 years-adults. No sewing experience needed, materials will be provided. 20 people max. Registration is free but required.

Shira Singer is a textile artist, art educator and art therapist, who has lived in Bar Harbor, Maine for 30 years. She has had the privilege and joy of making art with people of all ages in the United States, India, Oman and Indonesia.


    • The Okinawa Letters, A Rabbi On the Fringe

      Shira Singer
      November 2, 2023 – January 5, 2024 
      Maine Jewish Museum

      Artist Statement

      “My current practice highlights stories of people at a particular juncture in their lives. I am captivated by language and words and often incorporate them into my work. Words can reverberate throughout generations, creating unforeseen impact. By preserving them, I hope to call attention to the commonalities of human emotion, which often transcend place and time.

      My father was a U.S. Army chaplain in Okinawa in 1954-55. Thirty years after he died, I discovered letters that were written to him by family members of servicemen, worried about their loved ones, asking for his counsel.

      Deeply moved by this correspondence from another era, yet so evocative of now, I stitched excerpts on my father’s old monogrammed handkerchiefs, dyed with indigo from my garden.”