Want to collaborate on a wearable history of the Tenderloin? Feral Fabric is facilitating a workshop this Sunday at Sunday Street Tenderloin that recalls the neighborhood’s queer, immigrant, and non-traditional/hetero-normative histories! Totally free! All supplies provided. Tenderloin themed photo-op! Sunday, April 12, 11-4.


America’s first sex workers’ rights march held in the Tenderloin.

East Bay's The Monthly article on our workshop at BAMPFA

Loving the textile puns in The Monthly article about the workshop! Thanks to Lou Fancher for the thoughtful exploration of how this collaborative came to exist!

"From LGBTQ rainbow flags and ACT UP AIDS T-shirts to 1960s Black Panther berets and hippie culture tie-dye, textiles have a history of radical symbolism in the Bay Area. Cloth has been used in posters, banners, fashion, multimedia installations, fine art, and more to establish an identity for marginalized communities or celebrate countercultural movements. Textiles tell stories. Fabric has altered human behavior, awareness, and understanding."

Read the full article HERE!


Desert Story Blanket

Paulina Berczynski Joan Collins 2018 Black Velvet and screen-printed acrylic felt. Approx 50 x 58"

Paulina Berczynski Joan Collins 2018 Black Velvet and screen-printed acrylic felt. Approx 50 x 58"

Saturday June 23       9am-1pm

Come by the High Desert Test Sites headquarters at the Sky Village Swap Meet. We'll be making a desert swap-meet inspired black velvet story blanket while we discuss local and personal histories and mythologies, and whatever else comes up in conversation. 

This event in free and open to the public. Click here for more info on HDTS and their mission


BAMPFA Banner and Patch Workshop


Sunday, August 26, 2018    12 PM

This workshop will demonstrate how undomesticated cloth can be! We will look at fabric’s history as a radical tool for communication, then make back patches and a communal banner using applique and other surface techniques. Feel free to bring your favorite fabric scraps and elements to incorporate in your patch. This is a family-friendly workshop

Free with museum admission. Museum admission is free for kids 18 & under. One adult admitted free per child 13 & under.

Click here for further details