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Mending Techniques with Heidi Iverson & Allison Reilly

July 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Join us at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center on Black Mountain Ranch near Point Reyes Station, CA, where you will learn how to mend both woven and knitted garments using a variety of stitches and techniques.

Our samplers will be created using naturally dyed fabric and thread. For the woven textile portion, you will make a sampler that will be transformed into a mending pouch to keep supplies in. For the knitted portion, you will create a sampler on a machine-knit piece of fabric similar to the weight of a sock or lightweight sweater.

In this class, you will learn:

  • How to assess damage
  • Best practices to preserve the fabric without causing more damage
  • How to make a patchwork
  • How to use a palm thimble
  • A variety of stitches: running, blanket, whip, basting, lacing, eyelet, tambourine, honeycomb and back stitch.
  • Depending on the time, there are additional stitches.
  • How to properly sew on a button
  • Using a speed-weave loom, darning egg, and embroidery hoop
  • Different approaches to fixing sweaters and other knit garments
  • How to take care of your favorite garments and extend their life

Materials included:

  • Fabric swatches, thread and yarn — both cellulose and protein fibers
  • A pdf with the information we go over in classA pattern for a Japanese knot bag

Please bring:

  • Personal snacks, lunch and beverages (a selection of teas will be served)
  • One to two garments or textiles — Heidi and Allison will advise you on how to mend/darn your garment/textile.


SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Those who enroll in Natural Dyes with Heidi Iverson & Allison Reilly on June 25th will receive a $40 discount code that can be applied to the cost of this Mending Techniques workshop.

Heidi Iverson is the founder of Honey Folk, her clothing design studio in western Sonoma County, CA, where she handcrafts clothing using high quality natural materials. Heidi also devotes time to knitting with local yarns and natural dyeing with plants and flowers that she hand gathers or cultivates. Honey Folk continues to evolve with Heidi, and refining her aesthetic, artistic process and philosophy is a continuous journey. She’s founding member of Fibershed, and its philosophy has been an influence on her aesthetic and her brand ethic. Heidi is always looking to improve her work and offer thoughtful, beautifully crafted items that will be cherished and worn for many years.

Read about Heidi on the Fibershed blog:


Instagram: @honeyfolkclothing

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) available up to 7 before the event. If you cancel within 7 days of the event, we are unable to provide refunds unless we can fill your space from the waitlist. If someone who is waitlisted purchases your space, we will refund your ticket, minus the Eventbrite fees. Otherwise there will be no refunds. You are also welcome to transfer your ticket to someone who wishes to purchase it directly from you.

Tuition Scholarships & Transportation/Childcare Stipends
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. In addition to scholarships for tuition, we are offering a limited number of stipends for transportation and/or childcare. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship and/or stipend recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.

Clothing Swap ClosetBONUS: The Clothing Swap Closet is now open during workshops and events at the Fibershed Learning Center!

Visit the Clothing Swap Closet when you attend a workshop or event at the Learning Center and exchange your 100% natural fiber garments and accessories. Your clothing contributions must be clean and in good condition. Each contribution entities you to choose one item of comparable value.

You may depart up to an hour after the workshop ends, to allow time to browse and try on items in the closet, and make your trade!

Photo credits: Portrait of Allison by Paige Green, all other photos by Heidi Iverson.


July 16, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fibershed Learning Center
14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
(415) 455-3070‬
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Fibershed Learning Center
14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
(415) 455-3070‬
View Venue Website