Two-Day Workshop

Patterns For Gaming: FWM x Butcher’s Sew Shop

May 4, 2024 - May 5, 2024
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

A photograph of orange geometric patterns being printed on fabric. A person lifts a silkscreen upward to reveal a newly printed design.
Screenprinted board game samples prepared by Museum Tour Manager Katie Parry. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

In this two-day workshop inspired by the classic games referenced in Risa Puno: Group Hug, strategize your own design plan using checkers, grids, labyrinths, multi-sided shapes, and spirals. Leave with one yard of screenprinted yardage that you can use to sew your own sling bag with step-by-step instruction from Butcher’s Sew Shop.

Organized in conjunction with Risa Puno: Group Hug.

Event Information

May 4, 2024 - May 5, 2024
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Saturday, May 4, 2:00–4:30 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sunday, May 5, 1:30–5:30 pm
Butcher’s Sew Shop
800 S. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


This event is SOLD OUT

To join the waitlist, please email us at

About the Participants

Butcher’s Sew Shop opened in 2014 with the vision of creating a space where people of all ages and backgrounds could learn how to sew professional-looking pieces at home and begin (or continue) their journey to a handmade lifestyle. In the heart of Bella Vista (in a former butcher shop), Butcher’s holds classes with an established community of artist instructors who share their talent generously and who never stop following their curiosity to push the knowledge of their crafts further. When class isn’t in session, it’s not uncommon to find a Butcher’s teacher experimenting with a new technique or learning from another instructor with a different area of expertise. Butcher’s garment-making teachers make their own clothing; quilting teachers piece up seemingly fabric-defying designs in their spare time; and needlecraft teachers have Instagram feeds full of their latest embroidery, sashiko or bead work. The heart of the community is the thousands of people who have made the leap from thinking about learning something new to doing something new.

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Group Hug is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.