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Collaborative Embroidery: Connecting and Inventing with Needle and Thread

Artist: Pam Negrin

Type: Professional Development


Pam Negrin’s artwork includes embroidery, drawing, collage, printmaking and assemblage. Her residencies transform classrooms into creative and collaborative handwork studios. Pam worked for ten years at Kaleidoscope, a children’s art center in Kansas City that is a philanthropic project of Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Crayola. Here in Maryland, she has team-taught visual arts-integrated residencies with classroom teachers for the last 7 years. She has dual degrees: a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University.

In this workshop, participants will learn and practice strategies for integrating the art form of embroidery in to their classrooms, create their own embroidered doodle cloth or mini-sampler of fun and accessible stitches, brainstorm for curriculum connections, and engage in collaborative embroidery — “stitching bee” style!


–Have fun and get creative with a hands-on embroidery project

–Practice strategies to use in the classroom for organization of embroidery materials and tools.

–Practice strategies to use in the classroom for teaching basic stitches and working with large groups of students at once

–Practice strategies for generating visual imagery with students and transferring to cloth

–Understand how to use embroidery hoops and tapestry tables with different ages and abilities

–Understand the elements of embroidery and how to choose age-appropriate tools

–Discuss the many physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of handwork for children

*All workshops longer than 90 minutes include an on-site orientation meeting.


Audience Limit: 12-60 Teachers, but 12-30 is best

Program Length: 90 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades


Assembly Price: NA

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: NA

Workshop Cost per Day: $500 for 90 minutes, $815 for full day, plus mileage

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fees may apply

Technical Requirements

projector, speakers to connect to laptop, extension cord, large classroom, tables of 4-6, screen


Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
American History
Character Education
Common Core-aligned
Creative Writing
Environmental Science
European History
Language Arts
Latin American History
World History