Sewing Circle

Sewing Circle is a treadle-powered sewing machine integrated into a circular folding table. This tool creates opportunities for participants to interact with each other and their own creativity.

Sewing Circle is an artist-operated, treadle-powered sewing machine integrated into a folding, circular table that seats six people (including the artist). This tool creates opportunities for participants to connect to their own creativity through hands-on textile art activities, while also connecting to each other through conversation. The project can go almost anywhere; it folds up and fits either onto a custom-designed bicycle trailer or into a car.

Sewing Circle is as flexible as a sewing machine and work space. It has been used to create a community quilt with squares decorated by participants, and to repair clothing in conjunction with hand-sewing in a mending workshop. Sewing can build connections across generations and cultures and practical skills within people. Contact the artist to brainstorm ways this tool can engage people with your event or organization.

Standard Neighborhood Event Rate: $500 for 3 hours

Standard Event Includes:
Includes delivery, set up and take down, one sewist/facilitator, local transport and basic supplies. Complimentary 30 minute planning session upon confirmation of date. Local within 30 miles of Red Wing, 58.5 cents/mile for travel beyond that range.

Additional and customizable options:
Additional hours at the rate of $100/hour

Finishing and binding for a custom neighborhood quilt or wall hanging (starting at $50, depending on size)

Corporate / Large Event Rate:
Starting at $1000 for 3 hours. Corporate rates include set up and take down, artist staffing and basic supplies customized to the color scheme of your organization.

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Transport Size–this is generally the smallest size, use this to determine fit through doors, etc. (LxWxH): 72″ x 30″ x 50

Transport Details:
Travels via bike trailer or car, breaks down to fit through a standard door.

Footprint–how much space is ideal for basic set-up (LxWxH):
8ft x 8ft x 8ft

Additional Specification Details:
Sewing Circle must be set up on flat, level space. The bike trailer can go into many wheelchair accessible locations, but please compare the trailer dimensions to any tight turns or small elevators. The bike trailer cannot go up or down stairs.

About the Artist

Stephanie Lynn Rogers

based in Red Wing, Minnesota

Stephanie Lynn Rogers creates artistic interventions in everyday life for the purposes of connecting people and places and sparking conversation.

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