At Familienzentrum Quellenpark
Johannes Gutenberg Straße 13a (1. Stock),
61118 Bad Vilbel
From mending, patching, patchwork and sashiko.
Extend the life of your cherished textiles and learn new skills that will last you a lifetime!
Hand stitching and embroidery techniques will be introduced and tried in this open workshop. The focus will be on textile repairs, mending (visible mending) and creating new fabric pieces through patchwork and sashiko in the community with others.
Mending garments is experiencing a modern renaissance. Add embellishments to your cherished garment and take inspiration from the Japanese boro tradition. Instead of throwing away a torn or damaged garment or fabric, we can use embroidery and patching techniques to turn old into something new and distinctive.
Hand sewing, embroidery and darning are a perfect introduction to the world of needlework and, at the same time provides an opportunity for relaxation. It exercises fine motor skills and encourages attention.
Meet like-minded people and join the Zero Waste and Slow Fashion Movement.
Love Your Clothes takes place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm.
First participation: 3,- Euros. Then: 5,- Euros per participation.
Hand tools like sashion needles can be tested at the first meeting. A small contribution to the cost of Sashiko threads will be charged, depending on consumption (from 1, - euros).
Basic features of the open meetings:
Love Your Clothes introduces and tries creative methods inspired by needlework techniques from around the world. Along the way, we learn about essential aspects of textile design, mindfulness and sustainable use of materials, stitch by stitch, in community with others, and at minimal cost.
In addition to craft options, we will also discuss how to add design or figurative elements when patching and patching. We take a playful and personal approach to holes and frays, seeing them not simply as things to be fixed, but as opportunities to bring personal stories creatively to life.
I also like to show how men's tailors:inside use the finger ring efficiently, making hand sewing a special experience.
Depending on your project it could be useful to bring:
Textiles: favorite pieces from your closet to repair or for up-cycling ,
Needles: with which we can work well, and which you already have at home. Stitching and embroidery needles, sashion needles and quilting needles are ideal;
A pair of scissors, ideal are fabric scissors and needle scissors,
Sewing thimble perform well, for sashiko (optionally it can be made on site itself),
Yarns: it can be embroidery, darning, sewing, but also coarser yarns, and what is already available at home. Sashiko yarns.
Embroidery hoops are useful;
Chalk pens, tailor's chalk, pens for fabrics for marking, e.g. Pilot Frixion Fine liner, which disappears again when ironed,
Paper and pen for pattern drafting,
Ruler, 30 cm long, transparent ideal,
Fabrics to swap,
Cutting mat, quilting rulers and cutter.
Iron, cutting mats, patchwork stencils and basic equipment to try, and if you ever forgot your own stuff at home.
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