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Voices from Behind the Machine: Discussing Women’s Experiences in Sewing Industries
July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmfree
From working in Kingston’s shirt factories and running tailor shops to creating garments for loved ones, women of the Hudson Valley – many of them immigrants – have long used sewing, knitting, and textile arts to support their families, start their own businesses, and pass on their cultural traditions.
Join us for a lively discussion panel that will trace the history of women’s contributions to the business of sewing, design, and manufacturing, and highlight their contemporary experiences within these industries. Moderated by Sewing in Kingston co-curator Sarah Gordon, this panel will feature scholars, artisans, and entrepreneurs on the invaluable contributions of women past and present.
Our panelists include Anna Pulvermakher of Loopy Mango in Rhinebeck; Starla Bollé, a recent graduate of the Ulster BOCES Fashion Design & Merchandising Program; Sarah-Maria Vischer-James of Community Manufacturing Solutions in Kingston; and historian Dr. Hasia Diner of New York University.