Open Source Embroidery

Last weekend I went to Ele’s opening of the Open Source Embroidery exhibition at Bildmuseet. It was so wonderfully put together, and the performance by Yusra Warsama, Jason Singh and David Littler was great. If I understand correctly that they mix samples of music, embroidery and stories.

Sampler – Culture Clash brings together the worlds of embroidery and dj-ing through the common word Sampler. David and Jason will present work in progress created over the last 8 months through collaborating with embroiderers, dj’s, beat-boxers, performance poets, filmmakers and curators from the V&A and the Embroiderers’ Guild.

via Chris Joseph’s blog

If you want to check out a small sample of the exhibition, click on the video below. But if you are in the Umeå area, you really should go check out the real thing. Go by and create a running stitch with GPS, or embroider a Sampler Culture Clash chair. The exhibition will be up and running at BildMuseet over the next three months.