November 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sashiko stitching, patching, knit darning – learn artful ways to renew the life of your favorite pieces of clothing.
Recycling and re-use is more than just plastics & cans! Lean how to recycle your clothes by giving them another life! During this hands-on workshop you will learn techniques to create hidden or vibrant patching to repair your worn-down clothes. You will learn sashiko stitching, interior fabric mending and knit darning.
Bring any clothing you would like to rebuild, and let’s find a way to give it a new life!
Sierra Reading is a fifth generation Northern California Native and Bay Area artist who works within the fields of education, sustainable fashion, and textiles. She has earned her BFA in Textiles from the California College of the Arts, and an MA in Art Education through the Maryland Institute College of Art. Commercially, Sierra works exclusively with plant-derived dyes to create seasonal color collections for a variety of designers, and practices the craft of mending and repairing for clients and friends.
In Summer 2017, Sierra Reading began a project of mending clothes for the public for free or trade, titling the project “Darn It!”. Darn It” has been hosted in Oakland, CA at studio 8th & Pine, and Baltimore, MD at studio Open Works and is an ongoing project.