Visible Mending and Embroidery Workshop
From Repairing and Patching – Inspired by Embroidery Traditions from Around the World! Learn how to prolong the life of your beloved clothing items and make a statement for more sustainability.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Whether you are familiar with a needle and thread or not, this Visible Mending Workshop is suitable for everyone who doesn't want to simply discard their beloved clothing items and is curious about the diverse possibilities of working with a needle and thread.
All necessary materials will be provided.
There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.
Creating clothing is one of the oldest cultural techniques of humanity. A lot of experience and resources go into a piece of fabric. Repairing clothes and reusing fabrics were part of daily life well into the middle of the last century. In this workshop, we let our imagination run wild to mend our holes. We draw inspiration from embroidery traditions from around the world, especially Chinese embroidery and Mexican Pata Tenanga.
In Mend & Stitch, we focus on patching and stitching. We bring our beloved clothing items or ones we haven't worn in a long time and want to personalize. We follow traditional patterns or have our own ideas. From a concise selection of embroidery stitches and colors, we choose those that complement the pattern. We learn how to transfer the pattern to the patch or clothing item and have plenty of time to become familiar with stitching.
We exchange ideas about sustainable concepts of re-fashion, creativity, and sustainability. I provide tips on caring for our textiles. We also learn from each other.
By the end of the hand-sewing-workshop, you will have a good understanding of the possibilities the stitching traditions offer and will be prepared to apply and expand upon what you have learned for your own projects.
Please note: As is typical with textile handwork, these things take time. It's not possible to complete your project on-site within 4 hours. The more time you invest, the more beautiful the result will be. Look forward to the continuation of the meditative sewing project at home or along with friends.
If you are looking for assistance with any questions from home after the workshop, consider booking my additional offering:
ZOOM PLUS ONLINE
1 x 1 - 30 min
By prior arrangement, we will meet for a private Zoom meeting. I will answer your questions and provide recommendations on how to progress with your projects.
Der Workshop ist eine gute Grundlage für eine weitere Teilnahme an der Quilting Bee, wo du mit einer kleinen Gruppe von Textilenthusiasten deine Erfahrungen teilen und erweitern kannst.