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Last night, I was lucky enough to see Stitching Palestine at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

 

While the film and its stories held me in its web, I kept thinking, “Where’s the embroidery? I want to see and learn more about the embroidery!”

Well, there’s a story to that…

I missed the real action the night before. For the closing celebration of the Palestinian Film Festival, Clotide Abudi’s embroidery was an integral part of the event. Her embroidery will be on exhibit Tuesday through Saturday (October 31 to November 4, 2017) at the Center for Arabic Culture in the Somerville Armory.

Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez & Tea: Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora was also in attendance. And you could see fashion embellished with Palestinian embroidery from the crowdfunded fashion brand Taita Leila .

Once again, Boston is the home not of FOMO (fear of missing out) but YAMO (you are missing out).

I’m looking forward to seeing the embroidery and learning more about Palestinian embroidery.