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Natalie Chanin at PEM

Sunday, February 25, 2018 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition exploring Georgia O’Keeffe’s artistry as a seamstress and her aesthetic integration of art and dress, PEM is pleased to host a day with Natalie Chanin, a contemporary artist whose medium is rooted in organic cloth and hand stitchery.


Embroidery Techniques with Natalie Chanin

11 am-noon
Members $50, nonmembers $65 (Fee includes museum admission)

Natalie Chanin, founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin, the award-winning fashion and design company, leads this DIY workshop. Learn embroidery techniques and then, on your own, practice variations of appliqué and reverse appliqué with materials provided in the Starter Sewing Kit. Suitable for all levels, no skills necessary. The Alabama Chanin Starter Sewing Kits are included with fee and are made with 100 percent organic medium-weight cotton jersey.

Please note: Workshop participants may attend the presentation below at no additional charge, but you must register for the program separately.


Please contact our reservations line at 978-542-1511 to get up-to-the-minute ticket availability information or to be added to the waitlist.


In Conversation with Natalie Chanin

2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Space limited; Reservations by February 24
Event included with museum admission
Made possible in part by the Lyceum Lecture Fund

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from Natalie Chanin, founder of Alabama Chanin, as she discusses her work, and the role that Georgia O’Keeffe’s art and life played in it. In conversation with Natalie Chanin are Wanda M. Corn, guest curator of Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, and Petra Slinkard, PEM’s new Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles.

Chanin is a pioneer in the field of no-waste design and maintains responsible, ethical and sustainable practices. She believes strongly in tradition and place and is dedicated to sourcing garments and goods sewn locally — by both hand and machine. The Alabama Chanin company is composed of makers and educators who work to merge beautiful design with elevated craft.