Can you guess one of the largest pollutants in the environment? Clothing! That's right, clothing and textile industries are the second largest polluters in the world. The vast majority of fabric and textiles can be recycled. The Mending Collective - Leeza Doreian, Liz Harvey, Danielle Wright--will show you how to mend your items by hand using embroidery stitches. Don't get rid of your old, ripped jeans. Even those socks with holes can have a second life with some cool stitches. And you don't have to be a sewing maven! No sewing machines are used during these community mending circles. Both new and experienced menders will learn how to use simple embroidery stitches in eye-catching but practical ways. Participants will also enjoy stories of ancestors' sewing practices. The Mending Collective invites YOU to share the history of your item to be mended.
So if you're interested in:
- Recycling clothing and textiles to save money and designing your own one-of-a-kind pieces
- Learning a valuable hand-sewing technique that you can pass on to others
- Becoming a part of a community interested in creating a more sustainable planet
Join the Mending Collective Circle -- The Mending Collective meets on Thursdays from 6:00pm - 8pm on June 6, July 11, September 5 and November 7 at the Main Branch Library, located at 125 - 14th Street