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About the Artist Facilitator

Mary Madison is an avid fiber artist. She is a weaver, quilter and potter. She is the author of “Plantation Slave Weavers Remember-An Oral History.” Madison was the Founder and Executive Director of the Berwick Art Center in Berwick, Nova Scotia. She also created and managed Textiles Arts and Vets, a fiber arts center in Colorado Springs designed to introduce veterans and family members to weaving as a creative and stress-reducing endeavor. In addition to being a fiber arts instructor, Madison is the Outreach Coordinator for Textiles West and the Textiles West Project Coordinator for Military Arts Connection. Madison also has a MS Degree in Organizational Development and an AAS Degree in Veterinary Medicine.


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About this Experience

Punch needle tapestry also referred to as punch needle embroidery, is a traditional needlework craft generally reflecting Americana Designs. While using tried and true techniques, we will choose from several stylized drawings that fit a 7 inch hoop. Materials included will be hoop, backing cloth, punch needle, assorted yarns and threads. No previous weaving experience necessary.

Group - Open to Community
Specifically for Adults
Textiles West
Located at:
6545 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs
Sept 5th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contemporary Punch Needle Tapestry
Experience Level 1 Beginner
Experience Level 2 Intermediate
Individual Individual
Group/ Public Group - Open to Community
Group/ Private Group - Military/Veteran Only
All Ages All Ages
Youth Youth
Adult Adult
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