Workshop/Class: Art

Auspicious Stitches Workshop



Mondays (noon–2pm)



Rubin Museum of Art (Venue Partner)

150 W 17th St


Directions: A, C or E to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street; 1, 2, 3 to 14th Street; F and M to 14th Street; N, R, Q, 4, 5 and 6 to 14th or the L to 6th Avenue. Bus: B20 to the corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street.




Rubin Museum of Art says…

 Auspicious Stitches provides adults with an opportunity to discover and create needlework, appliqué, and other fiber arts inspired by the RMA collection. Participants begin by exploring the embroidered images and various symbols found in the museum’s galleries and learn the various stitching techniques used in the Himalayan region. All materials are provided. Previous experience with embroidery is not necessary, but certainly helpful.

Participants will create work following a particular theme. Some themes that have been explored in the past include Tibetan auspicious symbols, flora and fauna, Indian motifs, animals in Buddhist art, and phulkari scarves. Information on themes will be provided as well as demonstrations of basic stitches. Our current collaborative project is a welcome sign for the classroom.

Program and basic materials are free with museum admission, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For further information, call 212.620.5000 x274.

Please note that the group will not meet on national holidays.