Needlework: feminism and subversion


Sunday, August 18
13:30 to 16:30


82,40 $ Can
25,00 $ Can
107,40 $ Can (without taxes)

Spaces available


All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Please note that your 3 day pass is included with this workshop (1 per person).


A three-hour theoretical and practical class where you will learn how many women fought with a needle and how they transformed a traditional everyday activity into an act of rebellion. We will then honor these women and take the needle ourselves to create the images of our upcoming fights.

What to bring

  • Your curiosity
  • Your imagination
  • Your desire to change the world one stitch at a time!

Material provided:

  • Hoops
  • Fabrics
  • Threads of all colours
  • Needles
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Inspirational books
  • A PowerPoint presentation for the class notes


Maude Levasseur
Sunday, August 18 13:30 to 16:30
Room 6 AFSPN


Maude Levasseur

Maude LevasseurLa societé textile

Maude Levasseur is one of the founders of La Société Textile, a workshop boutique, and director of artistic engagement at the National Theatre School of Canada. She studied film, poetry and sociology. She learned embroidery, knitting and the art of soup making from her grandmother who was not an activist feminist, but who had all the traits of one!


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