Summer Skill Building Series

Reversible Summer Tank Top Sewing Workshop

June 20, 2023
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Museum educator Ash Limés Castellana cuts fabric for a wearable garment at FWM. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Usher in your summer wear with Philadelphia-based artist Niels Mitchell. Glean inspiration from the soft elegance of Gabriel Martinez’s gentleman’s dressing gown, Negligee, or the totemic strength of Tommy Joseph’s, My Ancestors, and sew your own reversible tank top that can take you from day to night or from soft to sturdy! With a wide range of woven fabrics available, learn how to use a straight stitch and back-tack, create hidden seams, and transform a pattern to fit you.

Leave with a reversible tank top and new skills to spark a summer of sewing! We’ll have sewing machines for participants to use but feel free to bring your own.

Organized in conjunction with Museum As….

Summer Skill Building Series
Enhance your studio or teaching practice with this summer skill building series. Each week, we’ll find inspiration in works on view to learn a new skill to use in the classroom or your own personal art practice.

Event Information

June 20, 2023
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

$25 Public | $20 FWM members

This event is SOLD OUT. To join a waitlist, please contact us at

About the Participants

Niels Mitchell is a DC-born, Philadelphia-based fiber artist. Their practice investigates queerness through their studies of economical and sustainable materials, with a historical lens. Often, this manifests by using secondhand materials and natural dying techniques in their practice. Their work has been shown throughout Philadelphia, PA at William Way and in the Wearable Art Show at Temple University.

Related Exhibitions

Two large vitrines framed in wood display two identical gentleman's jackets.

Museum As...
May 5, 2023 - September 10, 2023