Mary Movesian - Needlework


Learn from Mary Movesian about the different types of needlework arts she learned growing up in Armenia: from lace-making and embroidery to crochet and knitting.


Sit with Mary Movesian as she talks about the specific challenges in each different kind of needlework, and walks through some of the different things she’s created over the years: from crocheted king-size blankets and knit-hats and scarves, to lace doilies and embroidered pillowcases.

Learn from Mary about her favorite forms of needlework – crochet and knitting – which she continues to work on today, and how she relies on the skills she learned directly from her mother (Ophelia Adjemian) and the other women who taught her, to work through every design and creation.

Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York is a documentary video series produced by the Folk Arts Program at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University that celebrates local expressions of Armenian culture and heritage.

Survive, Remember, Thrive preserves the traditions, memories, and stories of the local Armenian community through a short film and video series highlighting Armenian churches, oral history and family narratives, food traditions, family owned businesses, artistic crafts, music, and more.

For more information about the documentary video series "Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York", click here:

Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York is made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, NYSCA Living Traditions, and Niagara University.

Niagara Falls, NY
Tue, Mar 15, 2022 to Tue, Mar 29, 2022
English, Armenian