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Sustainable Closet: Mending and Darning

2 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

2 sessions from October 14 to October 21, 2023
Code: 1V00YZ
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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Materials for this program

By Heather Kerley

As we transition to a greener future, one thing is clear: Fast fashion is a thing of the past. Find out how to make your clothes last longer by using a host of sustainable fiber practices. Learn to do beautiful, visible mending using patches, embroidery, and darning. Get an introduction to basic alterations for resizing clothing, transforming T-shirts, and recycling fabric scraps for accessories. Learn about the history of sustainable fiber practices from different cultures, such as Japanese sashiko, and the clever ways stitchers coped with textile shortages during World War II. Students are challenged to consider their shopping habits, the impact they have on the planet—and why we consumers need to become more conscientious citizens.

These practices are one part of a new lifestyle that embraces a regenerative economy. Consider taking this class as a step in the right direction for our world and future generations.

Special Program Information

  • The instructors are Lauren Kingsland and Heather Kerley.
  • This program includes 2 sessions, 2 hours each.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, October 13, 2023.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction online.
  • All Studio Arts programs require an online ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student registered for the online program.
  • This program will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
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