PAY WHAT YOU WANT

PAY WHAT YOU WANT @
Frau Fibers end of year sale.

Once in a life time opportunity to purchase from the Frau Fiber’s archive of past production, including fabric, up-cycled and refashioned hats, aprons, dresses, uniforms and more!

SATURDAY NOV 14, AND DECEMBER 12, 6-9 PM, and by appointment.
322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA 90802

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Labor Song Sing it Loud!

Emily Lacy and Frau Fiber ask you to join Los Angeles Walmart associates in striking on the biggest shopping day of the year!

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Friday, November 28th at 11:30 AM
Downtown Long Beach Walmart Store
151 E. 5th StreetLong Beach, CA 90802

Walmart associates struggle to get by while working for a company owned by one of the world’s wealthiest families!

Walmart associates are striking:
For better pay
For working conditions
For work place free of strong-arm tactics

Emily Lacy and Frau Fiber will support this strike by wearing Joe Hill (a symbol of the striking workers) patches and instigating a improvisational labor song sing along at the strike.

Hot soup to follow at Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.

Voces w/ Mandy Cano Villalobos

Voces (Voices) is performative installation that addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.  The artist, Mandy Cano Villaobos, silently sits and embroiders the names of individual murder victims into white blouses.  An ongoing act of protest, Voces commemorates every documented victim between 1993-2007.  She sews each woman’s name into a white shirt with pink thread, referencing the pink crosses that have been erected throughout Chihuahua State by those who mourn the dead.  As Cano Villaobos finishes a name, she lays the embroidered shirt upon the ground.  Throughout the performance, shirts amass into a pile and point to the unending nature of femicides.

Can Vilalobos will perform Voces at ILGWU Saturday, Aug. 16 and Thursday Aug. 21, from 6-9 pm.

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Craftswoman House

For the month of June, Craftswoman House will be in residence at the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms in Long Beach. Save the date for these upcoming events:

Saturday June 14th, 6-10pm: Secrets and Confessions features a series of new pieces by Liz Young. For this project, Young collected private confessions from anonymous participants and embroidered their words onto the surface of found objects. Young serves as an unreliable confident as secrets are transferred from the private to the public realm. Her process reflects the way that secrets often circulate in our daily lives, and she invites viewers to divulge their own confessions as contributions to the exhibit.

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Thursday June 19th, 7-9pm: Surface Tensions an evening of performance with works by Brian Getnick, Kate Hoffman, Liz Nurenberg, and Jemima Wyman. The event will feature works that address gender through body and process-based performances that explore tactile and sensory experience, skins and surfaces, narratives expressed through materials, and the intersection of fashion and performance.

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Saturdays June 21 & June 28, 12-4: Liz Young will offer open workshops to introduce students to the materials and techniques of hand embroidery. She will teach students basic skills such as stabilizing and hooping, design placement, and a variety of hand stitches. During these workshops, students may choose to contribute their own secrets and confessions to Young’s exhibition.

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Craftswoman House is dedicated to fostering a dialogue on feminist issues through projects and exhibitions. CWH is inspired by collective works such as Womanhouse, and pays homage to the rich legacy of feminist art in Southern California.

 

 

Faux Frau Training

Saturday, March 15 2014

10 am – 3 pm

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Do you have sewing skills?

Do you want to support Sewing Rebellions in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and your own communities?

 

Then Frau Fiber wants you to be a leader in her resistance army of sewers, by becoming a Faux Frau!

 

  • You will learn how to operate all the machines at the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms!
  • Learn how to share your sewing knowledge!
  • Learn how to instruct basic sewing skills!
  • Learn how to create written instructions!

 

Upon completion of this course participants will be awarded an official certificate of Sewing Rebellion operations, a replica of Frau Fiber’s cap and Sewing Rebellion patches.

RSVP fraufiber@gmail.com

A healthy energizing lunch will be served.