Visible mending is a current trend which combines many historic handwork techniques, such as Japanese sashiko and boro, Indian kantha, and even All-American flower-power embroidery from the 1960s.
Slow stitching is good for the heart, and the planet
3 hours: Denim blue jeans and jackets are perfect garments to practice this blend of decorative repair work. Enjoy the process of unplugging, letting go, and stitching without a plan. Learn a series of techniques for adding texture, design, and structural repair to your favorite garments.
Visible mending can also be a decorative element added to quilts and home goods. There’s something about old-meets-new that is so appealing. A PDF materials list will be emailed to participants in advance, and tips for purchasing starter kits will be shared.
This workshop is a 3-hour live-stream event, conducted on Zoom, consisting of live instruction plus a few videos (no recording, please). You should have the current version of Zoom installed on your computer or laptop. Guidance for getting started will be sent in advance of the workshop.
Zoom Workshop Details
- Get a short introduction to mending traditions from a range of cultures, including 1960s America.
- Learn about types of thread, fabric and tools for visible mending.
- Using a worn garment, or some practice fabric, prepare to stitch!
- This is a very simple and relaxing technique, and I will share tips for getting great results.
A complete PDF materials list, plus step-by-step notes and templates, will be emailed to each participant. Class sizes are limited to ensure one-on-one time.
This is a beginning level class. You should be comfortable threading a needle, how easy is that? I look forward to sharing and sewing with you!
More Classes Coming:
Contact David if you are interested in future dates for this class, or to book this online or in-person workshop for your guild.