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Queer Strategies for Textile Thinking

June 26, 2022 - July 8, 2022

HH Hiaasen  ·  studio-hh.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn the boundary-less potential of non-linear techniques of textiles and discover felt making, crochet, off-loom tapestry and piecework through critical readings and group discussions.


  • Felt making
  • Crochet
  • Off-loom tapestry
  • Piecework


  • Wool, yarn, linen and cotton thread, various fabrics
  • Needles, tapestry hooks, sewing supplies


  • Samples, individual projects and documentation of an installation or performance
  • Affirming approaches to textile techniques

Artist Bio

HH Hiaasen is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between text, textiles and performance. Their work includes the conceptual anti-uniform line, “Ventilated Workwear.”  Their solo and group performances exhibited both nationally and internationally in places such as The Poetry Project, NY, Leslie Lohman Museum, NY, and Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany. In 2017, Press Press published their first art book, which was collected by the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art Archives, NY.  HH earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2022 and lives and works on Powhattan Land (Richmond, VA).
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

Many of us are taught textiles through traditional processes with rigid parameters. During this workshop, students will learn the boundary-less potential of non-linear techniques of textiles. These include discovering felt making, crochet, off-loom tapestry and piecework through a queer lens. Through critical readings and group discussions, you will focus on the textile’s capacity as provocation, intervention, interruption and genre-blurring between various media, dimensions, time and space. Participants will select one or two of the demonstrated techniques to focus on an identity object in week one, and then create a responsive installation or performance based on that object in week two. Instruction will encourage body-responsive, identity-affirming and decolonized approaches. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $1,210  ·  materials list

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