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Auspicious Stitches

Fiber Arts Workshop

*Program will not meet on Monday, July 6.

Auspicious Stitches provides adults with an opportunity to discover and create needlework, appliqué, and other fiber arts inspired by the Rubin Museum’s collection. Participants begin by exploring the embroidered images and various symbols found in the museum’s galleries and learn the various stitching techniques used in the Himalayan region. All materials are provided. Previous experience with embroidery is not necessary, but certainly helpful.

Participants will create work following a particular theme. Some themes that have been explored in the past include Tibetan auspicious symbols, flora and fauna, Indian motifs, animals in Buddhist art, andphulkari scarves. Information on themes will be provided as well as demonstrations of basic stitches. Our current collaborative project is a welcome sign for the classroom.


$5 per attendee 10% discount for members Tickets may be purchased day of at the Museum’s Admissions desk. Meets in the Education Center located at 132 W. 17th Street in the Seminar Room on the Lower Level.

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Please note that the group will not meet on national holidays. For further information, please e-mail

Yarn for Auspicious Stitches is courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn Company. Visit for over 5,000 free patterns.