Sat, Nov 13 | Dennis

Re - Thread Design

Learn about this visible mending technique that celebrates resourcefulness and sustainability!
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Re -  Thread Design

Time & Location

Nov 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dennis, 620 MA-6A, Dennis, MA 02638, USA

About the event

Join the renewed trend of repairing + upcycling your clothing with Visible Mending, using tradi-tional Japanese techniques and patterns. First recorded in the 16th century, Japanese peasants repaired worn-out clothing using scraps and sashiko stitching to make their garment stronger and more beautiful.

Using thread + needles specifically made for sashiko stitching, most students will patch up one section of their own garment during workshop, others may finish up last stitches at home.

Bring your own jeans or clothing item – holes not required – so you can wear your master-piece. Patterns + directions + instruction provided

Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery practice which uses a simple running stitch to create bold and geometric patterns on textiles. This stitching technique has been used for centuries and continues into our current times to mend,  strengthen, insulate, quilt, and embellish garments and home goods for longevity and beauty. 

materials fee is ncluded - 

One pair of Olympus brand Sashiko needles, 2 skeins of Olympus Sashiko thread, water soluble marking pencil, Miniature Rhino brand Sashiko Stencil Grid, 6” mini ruler, pre-gridded practice patch, sustainably sourced mending patches, instruction guide.

A life-long fiber creator, Crickett learned to sew, quilt and knit from her grandmother. With thrift and hip-ness in mind, she patched her first pair of jeans in the mid-70’s and has been res-cuing clothing ever since. Following the fashion of recent years, Crickett acquired a pair of ripped jeans (yes, she paid extra for the holes) and soon found that her knees were chilly. Em-ploying traditional Japanese philosophy of boro + sashiko stitching technique and scraps of cotton + linen from her stash, she soon warmed up and began to create wearable art.

In the past few years, the trend of “upcycled” clothing has grown and a movement toward “slow fashion” – make, mend or thrift your wardrobe – with the environment in mind. The av-erage American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing each year, with the av-erage lifespan of a piece of clothing approximately 3 years. Following in her grandmother’s De-pression-era thrifty footsteps, Crickett believes that it is better for the environment to repair and reuse whenever possible.

Class fees are non refundable.  In the event we need to cancel, a full refund will be issued. 

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