Showing History: Museum Lines Up New Cultural Fare in 2016

As complicated as it is beautiful, embroidery is an art that takes time and skill to master. For many women in Bangladesh, however, mastering this delicate craft is not just about artistry; embroidery is their path to independence.

Join Harbor History Museum for the first film showing of 2016. The Museum is pleased to announce that on Friday, May 13th, it will screen Threads and provide a Q&A panel with its directors and producers, Gig Harbor residents Cathy Stevulak and Leonard Hill. Threads offers a picture of the unique life of Surayia Rahman, Bangladeshi artist and embroiderer. In addition to her work as an accomplished craftswoman, Suraiya has dedicated her life to helping women of all backgrounds in Bangladesh develop skills, training, and economic self-sufficiency through teaching kantha embroidery, a unique style that uses running stitches. Kantha is known for its colorful folk motifs and visual narratives that speak to the culture and history of Bangladesh.

Threads will show at 6:00pm. Tickets will go on sale on April 15. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Lights snacks and a cash bar will be available. To purchase tickets, visit the Museum’s EventBrite page or call the Front Desk at 253-858-6722. To learn more about the film, visit

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