Saturday, December 2, 2023 1pm to 4pm
About this Event
Mending an old garment lends it new life. Visible mending—the practice of mending creatively to make a patch apparent—is a way to show that what we have is worthy of repair, and, ultimately, that we too are worth saving. Doing so oneself, by hand, can be an act of slowed connection with the garment and lets us take a step away from frenzied consumption and toward a more sustainable vision of the world.
Join queer mender and natural dyer Maggie Ruth Haaland for an introduction to creating unique denim and woven patches. We will learn basic stitches and mending techniques, and then enjoy stitching together. We will co-create the space and time to rest and weave community—and to craft something beautiful in the process.
Mending supplies will be provided. Please bring an item of your own to repair. Beginners are warmly welcome.