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Kate Herron

Kate Herron

Kate Herron is founder of KHG Arts, which specializes in textile arts, education, and care. She is based in Detroit, where, among other things, she teaches at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

“As a maker, teacher, and management professional in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, I am dedicated to preserving and promoting the value of textiles and applied arts in collections and our everyday lives. I hope to offer a unique perspective that is informed by contemporary practice and historic research.

“My Grandmother was an avid seamstress who taught me to sew by hand at a young age and it’s stayed with me all my life. I went on to study art history and studio arts at Hope College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 2005 with a double major in these areas. As I set out on a career in museums, I also began revisiting the stitches of my childhood. This personal exploration eventually grew into my own line of hand embroidery patterns as well as a second career teaching handwork to both adults and children.

“In 2015 I graduated from the Harvard University Extension School with an MLA in the field of museum studies and was focusing my museum work around educational programs, textile collections care, exhibits, and management–a multi-faceted approach necessary in small non-profits. As a freelance instructor and working artist, I continue to partner with museums to create engaging programming around textile collections and enjoy sharing my love of stitching, stories, color, and creativity through my patterns and teaching.”

Embroidery and Sewing