With Juno Lamb
Thursday, February 1st
At G.A.L.A.’s Makerspace
Local organization Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce the first feature in their 2018 NH Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. Workshops are designed to help participants develop skills and knowledge that strengthen personal and community resilience. The first workshop of the year, Visible Mending, takes place on Thursday, February 1st from 6-8pm at the G.A.L.A. Makerspace building at 23 Bay St in Wolfeboro, NH.
Juno Lamb, lifelong mender and maker, is leading this workshop on Visible Mending. Come learn creative mending techniques and get inspired to mend and care for your clothes. Visible mending is an art to extend the life of clothing. It uses diverse fabrics and stitching techniques from several cultures to embellish clothing as you mend it, deepening the garment’s history and sense of story, and extending its usefulness.
Holes in blue jeans are a great place to start practicing. Please bring a pair of jeans or some other fabric garment with holes or tears to the workshop for mending. Participants are also welcome to work on a sample patch. Materials will be provided for the visible mending, but please also feel free to bring your own special fabrics. Lovingly mended clothing also makes a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for a special someone – wink, wink! Search #visiblemending on instagram for more examples.
There is another dimension of significance when it comes to repairing clothing. The fashion industry has made it easy and cheap to buy new clothing. Yet this industry is littered with corruption, toxins, and injustice. If you are interested, watch The True Cost for free on YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime or iTunes to learn about the human and environmental costs of global fast fashion, and why we might want to buy fewer new clothes and take better care of the ones we have, as every generation for most of human history has done.
This workshop takes place from 6-8pm at the G.A.L.A. Makerspace at 23 Bay St. in Wolfeboro, NH. The cost to participate in the workshop is $18. Pre-registration is specifically requested for this event to be sure enough supplies will be provided. Please register HERE or by calling 603-539-6460.