Embroidery As Art: Embroidering Neutra VDL
When looking at photos of unusual interiors and architecturally unique spaces, don't you imagine what it would feel like to be there? Not just peering in or passing through, but what it might feel like to inhabit the space? To live there? To be doing your usual things in such an unusual space?
I bet you do. I do, too. That's why I'm particularly excited about this project:
This Sunday, July 28 from 12-3pm, I will be leading a group of fifteen in an embroidery project held in the living room of the Neutra VDL house in Silverlake.
It is a rare opportunity to engage in a domestic activity in one of Los Angeles' most architecturally significant homes. We will be embroidering a blueprint of the house's second floor:
During the session, a brief talk about the house will be given by Sarah Lorenzen, Associate Professor & Chair of the Architecture Department at Cal Poly Pomona and Resident Director of the Neutra VDL House.
This workshop is produced by Machine Project for The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture with major support provided by The Getty Foundation. This event is a part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will go towards restoration efforts at the Neutra VDL Research House.
Even though seats are sold out, if you are in the area you can still take a tour of the house, and see the stitchers in residence during the event!