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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 relaying 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.

Inspiring artists: Tom of Holland, Stewart Easton, Luke Deverall of Darn & Dusted, Celia Pym, Katrina Rodabaugh. You might also like to visit my Pinterest page on visible mending for inspiration.

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Supplies provided:

Patching materials

Threads

Photos for of stitches and mending for inspiration

 

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)