Radical Mending: Darning - $25 + $5 Material Fee

  • 12 Nov 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Manitou Art Center
  • 10

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Darning

Before you give up on ever wearing that shirt again, join us for Radical Mending--you’ll learn practical sewing skills including how to hem, patch, adjust the fit of your existing garments, and try new ways to customize your clothes to make them your own.

Knits, sweaters, socks, and more! Learn to darn in this special edition of Radical mending. Just in time for the cool months, repair and upgrade your favorite sweater, those wool socks, or even your favorite cozy throw blanket.

Garments and fabrics will be made available from the teacher for practice. This workshop will focus on darning methods, so we will focus primarily on knit materials.

Materials Fee: $5 (pay Mel directly)

Public & MAC Members: $25

Teacher: Mel Williams

I’m a teaching artist in fashion, fiber arts, printmedia, painting and drawing, and sustainability arts practice. As an educator, I focus on creative daily living practices for beginners and intermediate learners. My energy is focused on getting students to explore their world–the world of things and ideas. Students in my classes use critical thinking about how objects and ideas are formed. They are encouraged to respond by creating and discussing as individuals, and as a collective of artists and designers.

I have been a teacher, youth worker and arts educator working across diverse communities for over 20 years. My classroom is inclusive, inquisitive and focuses on developing healthy and safe classroom cultures where students’ voices are heard with respect and curiosity.


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