Mending the Past
Textile artist Carolanne Graham leads a workshop on visible mending. Bring that favourite pair of jeans that have a hole in them (or another damaged clothing item made of woven fabric), learn how to beautifully repair them, and join a conversation on sustainability, recycling, and the value of essential skills like sewing!
Additional sewing materials will be provided. This workshop is suitable for participants aged 10 and up. Some sewing experience is useful but not required.
Registation required. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.
Carolanne is a sewer of quilts and a baker of pies. In both pursuits, she sweats the details and the process to make a final product that is full of substance and skill and love. She started quilting in 1997 as an act of resistance. Resistance to her long commute, to her unfulfilling job, to a bad relationship. And resistance against fast fashion and our disconnection from the people and processes that make the things in our homes and our lives. Because that process is what it's all about. There are so many ways to speed up a quilt, but for Carolanne, time and care spent making is never wasted. Her quilts are always made (and often even dyed) by hand. Like a handwritten letter, hand stitches leave the marks of the maker's hand on the final product, which will stay with the finished piece forever.
Photo credit: Karyn Valino