Mending Workshop with Abigail West

$25.00
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Join us for an evening of learning and stitching on Thursday November 4 from 6-8 pm.  

Repairing clothing is more than practical: it increases the garment’s value by making it more beautiful and adding a creative handmade element. “Boro” is a Japanese tradition of mending clothing by layering on scraps fabric, to fix tattered holes and add bulk to the garment for weathering the cold winters. “Sashiko” is similar, but with a more decorative flair of stitched patterns. In this workshop, students will learn to take needle and thread to a garment to mend a hole or tear using the Boro technique.

 
Most supplies are included. Participants will receive a mending kit to work with.

Please bring the following:
  • A garment that needs repair: denim or another sturdier fabric preferred (we’ll have extras to practice on if you don’t have anything)
  • Scrap fabric for patch (we’ll have extra of this as well)
  • Any favorite sewing supplies you may already like to work with: needles, embroidery floss, pins, thimble

This workshop will be led by Abigail West, a printmaker, metal worker, scavenger, and graduate of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA. She is also a Creative Waste Specialist and the Coordinator of the Teacher Reuse Store with ACC.

After purchasing your workshop ticket(s),  please email BARBAR at barbarvintagetextilesandhome@gmail.com and provide us with the name of attendee(s) and a contact email and phone number. We will text or email a reminder and any updated info close to the event day. 

Abigail West