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Swap – Mend – Furoshiki at the Fibershed Learning Center
January 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pmFree
Fibershed is hosting a Swap – Mend – Furoshiki community event!
We’re launching our Clothing Swap Closet, open to everyone to trade their natural fiber garments and accessories, and to mix up your closets and keep your textiles circulating amongst our community! All items must be natural fiber materials, and in clean and good condition.
Our Mending Bar will also be open with local mending teachers, Heidi Iverson of Honey Folk Clothing and Allison Reilly. You will learn how to transform your favorite moth-damaged, torn, or distressed garments, homewares, and other textiles by visibly mending and patching, and developing your own stitch patterns! Whether you’re new to repairing your clothes or an avid mender, we invite you to join us. The Mending Bar will be open throughout the event, and you can hop in at any time.
We will also be hosting Furoshiki workshops with Sachiko Knappman, to learn the art of Japanese fabric wrapping – for gifts and everyday carry. Furoshiki workshops will begin on the hour: 11a, 12p, 1p, 2p. You can join any workshop.
This is a family-friendly event. There will be fiber art activities for children, hosted by Fibershed producer member and Waldorf teacher, Robyn Smith.
PLUS, we’ll be offering local Dandelion Hot Cocoa and Mochi Muffins by Kinoko Japanese.
This is a FREE and mask-friendly event. Registration is not required, but will help us gauge expected attendance. RSVP here!