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This week: Sandwich Home Industries, the fine crafts gallery of Center Sandwich, NH welcomes beginner to experienced makers and menders to join them for Visible Mending with Juno Lamb on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Center Sandwich. Bring clothing you wish to “visibly mend”—ripped blue jeans or button-down shirts are a great place to start. Please give them a ring to register, 603-284-6831.
What is visible mending? Using techniques inspired by many cultures and traditions, colorful threads, and diverse fabrics, visible mending offers us a fun and “mendful” way to care for and embellish beloved garments, extending their use and deepening the story they tell. Many of the techniques also translate to invisible mending.
Why mend when we can go buy a new t-shirt for five bucks? The global fast fashion that allows us to do that has enormous environmental and human rights costs. You can learn more, if you wish, by watching The True Cost, available free on many streaming services. “It’s not just the damage being done around the globe,” Lamb says. “We pay a personal cost, as well, when we give up our agency and skills to multinationals, and forget that we can create and care for the physical objects in our lives. And we miss out on a lot of fun!”
Fun, connection and an opportunity to slow down in a busy world, to work at human speed, rather than digital speed. Repetitive motion activities such as sewing and knitting increase serotonin in the brain and decrease cortisol; they are by their nature soothing (except when your thread gets tangled). And these are wonderful activities to do in community—working with your hands allows plenty of time for chatting and getting to know your neighbors. If you enjoy it, you might consider hosting a regular mending “sewcial”.
Juno Lamb is a lifelong maker, mender, textile artist and teacher. She’s constructed and embellished wedding garments, knitted in binary code, painted a farmers’ market worth of vegetables onto silk shoes, made a diversity of dolls, and mended more clothing and textiles than she can remember. One of her motivating desires is to work with secondhand textiles—to repurpose and reuse castoffs. “And scraps!” she says. “Like the threads in my great-grandmother’s box marked ‘string too short to be used.’” Another is to work in community, “to create opportunities for people to realize they can do this too, whatever the ‘this’ is.”
Sandwich Home Industries - League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery
603-284-6831, email@example.com, centersandwich.nhcrafts.org
We are very excited about Sara’s many offerings this year!
This will be our 5th annual summer weaving class. Each year it gets better and better! Come join the fun! If you are a rank beginner, but have always wanted to learn to weave, this class is for you. You will put on a new small warp every morning and weave it off in the afternoon. By the end of the 5 days you will really know how to set up a loom on your own.
Sara Goodman is a textile artist with a studio in Center Harbor, NH. Her work has been featured in Handwoven, Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, and Upper Valley Life Magazines as well as the Surface Design Journal. Her wearables have been in the Handweavers Guild of America fashion show at Convergence and the Surface Design Association conference. Her one of a kind garments have won awards from Complex Weavers, The New England Weavers Seminar and the Vermont Weaver's Guild. Her work has been featured at Julie's Artisans Gallery in New York, the Cambridge Artists’ Collective in Massachusetts, and Living with Craft at the Sunapee Craft Fair. She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen. In 2012, she designed a collection of handwoven carpets, based on her original shibori designs, for Khawachen Inner Asia in Hanover, New Hampshire.
If you have a loom, but haven't woven in years and need a refresher, this class is also for you. If it’s possible for you to transport your loom to class, then you can learn on your own loom. Every loom has its own quirky personality and the class will help you make the best of the equipment you have.
If you are an experienced weaver and want to expand your knowledge to include some new weave structures or kinds of yarn, how to use a warping paddle, how to use a computer for creating pattern drafts, how to read block drafts etc. then this class is also for you. More advanced students can spend the 5 days working on one project, with the support of the instructor. You can communicate with the Instructor, prior to class, about your project, so that you come to class ready to begin. Because this is a small class, the instructor will work with students individually at their level. All necessary weaving equipment and yarn will be provided, though students are welcome to use their own yarn as well.
5-Day Summer Weaving Intensive with Sara Goodman - 5 Warps in 5 Days Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29, 9:00 – 4:00 Cost: $400 per student, plus additional material fees. Visit our website at centersandwich.nhcrafts.org, call 603-284- 6831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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