Embellish and Repair: The Art of Mending - Sun 1/14

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Embellish and Repair: The Art of Mending - Sun 1/14

75.00

with Katie Ford of Gleamer Studio

Sunday, January 14th 1-4pm

Location: 442 Warren St.

Class size limited to 10 students.

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With the modern availability of fast fashion, it is easy to forget that our well-worn garments don’t have to be disposable. During this three hour class you will learn how to both repair beloved but timeworn clothing and refresh items asking for customization.  We will go through patching, darning, and piecing techniques to arm you with a basic toolkit of mending skills. Then, Katie will guide you through the creative repair and embellishment of your own items.

Inspired by traditional methods but encouraging of experimentation, this class will interplay utilitarian skills with intuitive use of color, line, and pattern. Beginning sewers are welcome! Each participant will walk away with their garments transformed, a handy informational zine, and the know-how to care for and customize more items in the future.

Supplies: Please bring 2 garments to mend or embellish (non-stretch fabrics are best).  We will supply the basics: fabric scraps, needles, thread, scissors and pins. However, additional fabric/garments for cutting patches or donating to the shared fabric pile are welcome. Optional: bring a complete sewing kit (fabric scissors, thimble, pins, pincushion), thread, embroidery floss.

Sustenance: Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Katie Ford is a mixed media and textile artist based in the Hudson Valley. Her recent clothing project Gleamer grows out of the desire to work towards a zero-waste studio practice and her interest in how mended and handmade garments infuse artful care into daily life. Since receiving her BFA in Printmaking & Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis, Katie has exhibited her work across the country and has participated in artist residencies from Iceland to rural Idaho. She believes in breakfast, big potential, and getting your hands dirty.