Save Pets in Sweats!

Lauren Hewitt and her rescue pups Ichigo (tan) and Basil (black and brown). Basil was rescued just over a year ago from Austin Pets Alive! so this project was a personal one for Lauren.

Do you love pets? Have you always wanted to learn to embroider? Well now is the time to join those interests and support a good cause! Austin Pets Alive is a shelter in Austin, TX thats mission is, “To promote and provide the resources, education, and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.” As a locally based shelter, events are a major source of funding and support for APA. Because of this, they have created a list of virtual events and donation links to try and keep the support coming in. A friend of mine, Lauren Hewitt, is a neuroscience PhD student at University of Texas at Austin and embroidery artist. She has donated a tutorial on how to hand stitch your own neon paw print hoop from home. You can purchase a full kit on Lauren’s etsy and automatically donate $5.00 to APA. If you have embroidery supplies already and want to donate directly to APA, you can download the PDF and watch the video tutorial below. If you do this, we ask you to please donate a minimum of $10 to the APA HERE.

Tutorial video about the pattern and how to create the different stitches in your paw hoop.

If you are interested in more embroidery from Stitching Hew, check out her instagram. You can also buy more kits from her etsy site and there are some free patterns and tutorials here.

Published by Madeline Davis

Madeline R. Davis (she/her) is a dual MA candidate in Arts Administration (Indiana University) and Heritage & Museum Studies (Australia National University). She received her BA in art history with honors and a minor in marine sciences from the University of Arizona in 2019. Madeline is interested in how the arts can be used as a tool for education and communication particularly in the realm of climate activism. Research interests include activism through art, repatriation and reconciliation on a global scale and the accessibility of the arts and culture sector with a particular focus on art museums.

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