Stitching Exchange

 Using the tools, techniques and materials of the needle arts as our common language.


This project, started in 2019, is ongoing. I have partnered with two literacy groups: Hudson Family Literacy and RISSE (Refugee and Immigrant Support Services Emmaus.) 

I have created weekly and drop in classes using embroidery and basic sewing to build community, practice English, and have fun.

Through the kindness of many individuals, more than 25 immigrants have taken home a sewing machine.


With the wonderful help and support of Up-Stitch, most of the materials we use are donated.


Our new location for our weekly drop-in classes are at the Albany Pine Hills Public Library, Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, in the small meeting room.


So much has/is happening...stay tuned for more info/images soon! 

Follow us: @stitchnexchange