Making & Memoir: Storytelling through Fibers

We are excited to host Making & Memoir: Storytelling through Fibers taught by Hinda Mandell, on July 15 and 16. Making and Memoir is a two-day workshop intensive that stitches together personal writing with handcraft techniques. 


Born and raised in Boston, Hinda now resides in Rochester, NY, where she is a professor in the School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology and the editor of “Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats.’’ In her classes, Hinda incorporates crafting to both engage students and illustrate connections that have to be experienced. In her own words: 

Crafting is my pedagogical love language. And it’s a reliable way to see what students actually look like when they smile and relax—and reveal their vulnerable selves. When they do, that’s when the learning begins. 

(Crafting is my Pedagogical Love Language

Making & Memoir embraces this philosophy to create a fertile environment for participants to draft, write, and edit their own mini memoirs as they learn fiber techniques. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a complete, 100-word mini -memoir they may submit to The New York Times’ “Tiny Love Stories” for consideration.  

Hinda’s workshop is open for registration. Sign up today

You can read more about Hinda and her work here: