"Upcycle" Your Clothing Workshop
Join the renewed trend of repairing your clothing with Visible Mending, using traditional Japanese techniques and patterns. First recorded in the 16th century, Japanese peasants repaired worn-out clothing using scraps and sashiko stitching to make their garment stronger and more beautiful.
Using thread + needles specifically made for sashiko stitching, most students will patch up one section of their own garment during workshop, others may finish up last stitches at home.
Bring your own jeans or clothing item – holes not required – so you can wear your masterpiece. Patterns + directions + instruction provided. Sewing experience helpful but not necessary.
Materials fee $15 (for thread, needles, material and instructional handout) is included in the cost of the workshop.