Taught by:Karen Stevens
Thursday June 4th
Friday June 5th
Experience level: All Levels
Once upon a time, mending our clothes was a necessity, using pieces of well worn garments to extend the life of others. It’s no wonder, in a society that is more likely to toss away our old objects than repurpose them, that the process of slow stitching is becoming more and more desired: a chance for quiet reflection, a pause in a busy day, and quite often time spent mending on the insides.
In this class we are going to explore ways to bring slow stitching into our day — not only because it might help us give a second life to a much loved garment, but also because the very act of stitching is meditative, pleasurable and infinitely creative. And dare we say, fun?
Nothing in your closet that needs mending? No worries! A well worn “pre-holed” denim patch will be provided. Add some of your own one-of-a-kind stitched handwriting to create a small piece of artwork you can keep as an art piece, or sew it on to a jacket or tote.
There are no special sewing skills needed. We will be using a basic running stitch and cotton embroidery floss, as well as hand carved rubber stamps, that can turn the most threadbare garments into pieces that are not only functional, but beautiful.
Mended garments represent the passage of time. Each piece of fabric has its own narrative. Each piece is part of an intricately woven story, part of your story.
All materials will be provided.
Kit fee: 0 USD