Farewell to Brooklyn, New York

I founded Tatreez & Tea in Brooklyn, New York in 2016.

I have been funded for three consistent years by the Brooklyn Arts Council, who have helped me to launch my book, Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian DIaspora, digitally and in print.

I’ve created numerous curricula for the programming offered in Brooklyn, from learning how to cross-stitch on Aida cloth, using waste canvas, using metallic threads and how to create instantly wearable art with leather cuff’s.

As I complete my programming for Brooklyn in 2018, I am extremely thankful to the Brooklyn Arts Council for awarding me with funding 2016-2018 in order to write my book, format it for digital and print, and create a curricula that can travel with me around the world.

I am also grateful to all the students that have traveled, near and far, to attend tatreez classes and keep Palestinian embroidery alive.

Next stop: Washington, DC. I already have a few programs scheduled for Valentines Day at ANERA. I am excited to begin collaboration with various organizations around the DMV area, to bring Tatreez & Tea to their communities and work together to elevate our voices.

This won’t be the last of Tatreez & Tea in New York, as I have some fun ideas to keep New York “tatreezing”.

I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly… good-bye!

Wafa