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May Meeting :: TOMORROW!

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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.

Sewing Rebellion patch

See you there!
Kristin Roach
“Stop Shopping, Start Sewing!”

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Upcoming Meeting – April 26th!

Because of Easter we will not be having a meeting on the Second Sunday of the month, but we will have it on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Sunday April 26, 12-4 PM,
Ames Progressive,
118 Hayward Ave, Suite #3, Ames Iowa

Brunchluck noon – 1pm; demo at  1ish

This month’s Instructions – East German Shopping Bag –is the perfect
scale for recession shopping!

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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.

Participants are asked to bring garments to mend, alter and remake and
sewing problems, which need solutions, materials to share and if you
have it a sewing machine.

Instructions on hand:
sew a button
make a mend
thread a needle
turn and roll hem
Penny Pinching Coin Purse

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

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January Sewing Rebellion

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11th, 2009 – The premiere meeting of the Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion in Ames – Bring yourself, a friend, fabric scraps, things to mend, food to share.

We will be learning mending techniques, buttons sewing techniques, and making our own fabric covered buttons from washers and scrap fabric. Bring your coat with the hole in the pocket, that shirt with the missing button, those pants with the hole in the knee. Brunchluck (breakfast/lunch potluck) to start at noon, demos at 1ish, and sewing free for all until 4. Drop in when you can, leave when you need to. Nothing to mend? Bring a project to work on or a question to ask. All are welcome!

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Check the “Upcoming” page when you want to learn what the next meeting will be focusing on and when it will be taking place.

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