June 14th Meeting!

Hi ya folks! Tomorrow, Sunday June 14th is this month’s first meeting. Sorry this post is getting up on such sort notice – I just got back into town from being in San Francisco for 2 weeks! It was a blast.

Enough of that though, tomorrow’s meeting!

Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location:
Ames Progressive
118 Hayward Avenue, Suite #3
Ames, IA

For more info email me at: kristinmroach@gmail.com

BRING: Participants are asked to bring garments to mend, alter and remake and sewing problems, which need solutions, materials and food to share and if you have it a sewing machine and a place setting (for the brunchluck – mugs and coffee provided).

We will be making table cloth circle skirts so bring a long zipper and a table cloth (card table size, square or round) if you want to make one. There are many other instruction sets on hand too if you would like to try your hand at something else.

Directions: The Ames Progressive – located at 118 Hayward Avenue, Suite #3 in Ames, in the same building as The Ark Pet Shop, Domino’s Pizza, Nite Owl Printing and Scallion Korean Restaurant (just go around back, or take the side entrance and follow the hallway)

Participants of the Sewing Rebellion are invited to emancipate themselves from the global garment industry by learning how to alter, mend and make their own garments and accessories! Instigated by Frau Fiber, textile worker and activist. Frau Fiber and / or regional chapter organizers distribute their knowledge of the garment industry, pattern making and sewing, encouraging the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items tailored to individual tastes and body shapes.

Instructions on hand:
sew a button
make a mend
thread a needle
turn and roll hem
Penny Pinching Coin Purse
East German Shopping Bag
Table Cloth Circle Skirt
Rolled Hem Napkin

Join the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the apparel industry.

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