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Mending as Utility and Embellishment

Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Sun March 23

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$ 185  

Mending techniques are used to repair and strengthen garments and other textile items. But, when left visible the repairs are also decorative and add texture, line, color, and can be quite charming! The techniques can also be used in paper and textile art pieces. In this workshop students will create a sampler of mending techniques seen in Japanese and French textiles. After learning the techniques we will move on to repairing, or embellishing a garment or other textile item of your choice. Each student will bring an item that needs repair, or embellishing, and will apply one or more of the mending techniques learned in the class.

The instructor will bring items from her collection of mended textiles for inspiration. Students should bring a textile item that has a worn area that needs re-enforcing, a hole or tear that requires repair, a stain that needs covering, or an item that simply could use some stitcherly embellishment. This can be pants, a dress, a shirt or skirt, a table cloth, curtain, or other textile item.

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Fabric for the sampler
Fabric scraps for patching
Pearl cotton thread and embroidery thread

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Thread snips
A textile item to repair or embellish
Fabric scraps
Thread you may want to use

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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