This workshop will explore hand stitching and embroidery techniques emphasizing textile repair and mending.
Garment repair has become much more than a chore. Add pattern and texture through embellishment as seen in Indian Kantha and Japanese Boro traditions. Instead of throwing away a torn or damaged piece of clothing or fabric participants will be shown how the damage offers the opportunity to create a new surface design enhancing the beauty of an object while creating a story about it’s history.
During the workshop we will take time to think about and explore the versatility and strength of embroidery for mark making, emphasizing the slow, meditative rhythm of hand stitching and the pleasure of having time to make and mend.
As we stitch, I will share my latest sipping concoctions - kombucha, sipping vinegar or recently harvested fruit/herb-ade.
Participants are encouraged to bring sipping choices (wine, sparkling beverages, juices, etc.) along with their own garments and objects for repair. Additionally, materials will be provided for practice in patching, repair and “embroidermending”.
- Patching materials
Supplies You Should Bring
- Damaged item(s) you’d like to repair
- Patches, fabrics, threads that are meaningful to you (not a requirement)