This month’s Instructions – Table Cloth Circle Skirt – perfect for summer picnics! (demo will be provided in June)
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).
WHEN: MAY 17th, 2009; Noon to 4pm; brunchluck noon
WHERE: 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
Join the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the apparel industry.
See you there!
“Stop Shopping, Start Sewing!”