KHG Arts provides a range of services, expertise, and tools for museums, makers, and collectors alike. Please contact me to inquire about rates and availability as well as customized services to meet your specific needs. I look forward to working with you!
Classes and Workshops
KHG Arts offers classes in hand embroidery, basic sewing, as well as hand and machine quilting. Instruction can be customized for private individuals, groups, and geared towards children (5+) or adults in a variety of environments including retail spaces, maker spaces, museums, libraries, and more.
Kate teaches regularly scheduled classes as well as private lessons in quilting and embroidery at J.P. Knit & Stitch and is a faculty member at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, both located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Current offerings can be viewed on their websites as well as the KHG Arts calendar.
KHG Arts can also customize hands-on sewing instruction to museum and library collections for a layered approach to object-based learning. As a museum and craft industry professional, Kate is able to offer a unique perspective as an Instructor for non-profits that is informed by historic research and contemporary practice to shape meaningful object-based learning experiences that provide links between objects, the techniques and art forms associated with them, as well as their historical and contemporary cultural value.
Costume Mounting Services
KHG Arts offers costume-mounting services for historic clothing collections belonging to museums and private collectors alike. By combining historic research, 10+ years of collections care experience, a keen eye for detail and expert understanding of the fragile and unique nature of textiles, KHG Arts can create safe and effective display mounts for a range of nuanced historic silhouettes.
KHG Arts is available to consult on a variety of elements throughout the exhibition process including concept development, project management, curatorial research, writing and editing for labels, catalogs, and marketing materials, as well as advising on correct historic silhouette and display for mounting garments. Project estimates and timelines are determined in consultation with client prior to initiating work.
KHG Arts provides on-site object condition reporting and evaluation to assess damage and recommend appropriate care. After examination, a report is prepared for the client that includes both written and photographic documentation as well as proposals for further care, storage, and display.