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Mend and Sew

  • Quilt 'n Things Fiber Arts 2411 Honolulu Avenue Montrose, CA, 91020 United States (map)

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.


Participants are encouraged to bring their own garments and objects for repair.  Additionally, materials will be provided for practice in patching, repair and “embroidermending”.


Inspiring artists: Tom of HollandStewart EastonLuke Deverall of Darn & DustedCelia PymKatrina Rodabaugh. You might also like to visit my Pinterest page on visible mending for inspiration.

Supplies Provided

  • Patching materials
  • Threads


Supplies You Should Bring

  • Damaged item(s) you’d like to repair
  • Scissors
  • Needles
  • Thimble
  • Patches, fabrics, threads that are meaningful to you (not a requirement)

Workshop will take place at Quilt 'n Things. Visit their website to register.

Later Event: May 20
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