Feral Fabric with Amanda Walters and Paulina Berczynski

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

This workshop will demonstrate how undomesticated cloth can be! We will look at fabric’s history as a radical tool for communication, then make back patches and a communal banner using applique and other surface techniques. Feel free to bring your favorite fabric scraps and elements to incorporate in your patch.

Paulina Berczynski was born in 1976 in Lodz, Poland, and has been a Bay Area resident for over twenty years. Her practice is focused on textiles, printmaking, and relational art forms and seeks to provide a critical perspective on socially normative and capitalist structures.

Born and raised in Florida, Amanda Walters is an interdisciplinary artist who weaves, sews, and makes soft sculptures. Her work explores the strange and well-manicured history of her home state, images of the tropics, and page nine stories from the newspaper.