Embroidery by Karin Millson.

The Library Project, Margaret Dragu, (with Slofemists textiles) Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

“Small groups of people coming together to engage in feminist discussion, in dialectical struggle make a space where the ‘personal is political’ as a starting point for education for critical consciousness can be extended to include politicization of the self…”

- bell hooks, 1989

 

"Don't let speed control you. The slow body's pleasures and pains are part of your radical subjectivity."

- Faith Wilding, "Manifesto for the Slow Body-Mind", 

in Here, VCFA, 2014

Since 2013, artists Lois Klassen and Lori Weidenhammer have hosted Slofemists as a series of social craft events during which participants have collectively embroidered feminist content onto linen squares. Through commonalities and conversation Slofemists patterns have developed while circulating the little known knowledge and accomplishments by women artists and ecologists. In 2016 the embroidered panels were sewn together to make Slofa - a colourful patchwork which, when laid over a couch or other seating surface, designates a dialogical feminist space.

 

Public appearances:

2019 - Stitch and Time, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

2016 – Mourning, Mending, Making for The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, with Status of Women Committee, Ron Burnett Library and Learning Commons, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2016 – The Library Project with Margaret Dragu, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC.

2014, 2015 – Moberly Community Centre, Vancouver, BC.

2014 – Textile Institute with Lexie Owen, Emily Carr University.

2013 – The Strathcona Fieldhouse with Cindy Mochizuki, Vancouver Park Board, Vancouver.

2013 – Surface Design Association of Alberta, John Snow House, Calgary, AB.