The Hand of Craft is a site-specific installation created by Shake-n-Make for exhibition at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton, ON.
Large scale (8’ x 5’) aluminum panels featuring monumental line drawings of hands in various acts of crafting will be suspended from the ceiling and arranged to create an enclosed space.
Within this space will hang a 16’ x 5’ quilt top, entirely hand-sewn using the English paper piecing technique, which spells out the word Labour in contrasting fabrics. This exhibition speaks to the question of what is art and what is craft while also exploring the hidden labour of «making» and women’s work.
Additionally, there are two histories with which this project intersects – the history of women working in the textile mills and the history of ‘70s feminist artists who were also exploring the tension between craft and fine art.
Please watch this video for further details, a laugh and to contribute to the final push!
We hope you will join us!
-Opening- 3 Nov- 7:00 to 11:00 PM
-Stitch Along- 18 Nov- 2:00 to 5:00 PM
-Closing- 2 Dec- 7:00 to 11:00 PM
Weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays from 12:00 AM to 5:00 PM