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The Art of Mending

In this workshop, we will be exploring the art of mending, sometimes called sashiko—a form of decorative reinforcement stitching.


Thursday, April 11th, 6 - 8pm


The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

Gather 2-3 of your favorite, well-worn clothing items and explore creative ways to mend holes and give new life to your favorite garments. We will provide guidance, inspiration and materials to assist you in mending your clothes. No previous sewing experience is required. You will want to bring woven (non-stretchy) items such as denim jeans, linen tops or dresses, cotton or wool button-up shirts. Note, that some heavier items such as thick canvas or wool might not work with the needles provided. Do not bring knit items such as sweaters or other stretchy clothing items, the method we are using will not work well with these materials. We will be practicing the slow art of wabi-sabi hand stitching. In addition you will also have access to our sewing machine and serger, however you must have previous sewing experience to use the machines. Come celebrate the art of slow fashion!

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About the Teacher:

Mariah Palmer has a background in textile arts with a BA in Clothing, Textiles and Design from the University of Idaho. Over the years she has experimented with design in many mediums, including fiber dyeing and printing, metalsmithing, sewing, web and graphic design and more. She grew up crafting with her mother and finds working with her hands a practice in mindfulness. Most recently, she runs the Wilder Studio and Shop and makes her own line of fiber and clay jewelry.

Earlier Event: March 1
Private Sewing Lessons with Mariah
Later Event: April 14
Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Scraps