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July 12th Sewing Rebellion Meeting

Hi all and happy summer making! This month we are focusing on upcoming plan and projects and prospects. There has been a lot of interest in expanding our local chapter into areas other than sewing. This Sunday we are going to make and mend and talk a bit about what we all want for our local group.

Bring: a project to work on, a project (or neat book or whatever you are excited about) to show off, and a sack lunch. I will be mending and knitting and bring a few interesting books I’ve come across lately. I want to encourage a bit of a show and tell this meeting. What have you been working on at home? what are you excited about? what have you been writing, playing, reading, making?

Questions: on any sewing, crochet, knitting, weaving, drawing, or painting project bring it along.  All members have their own areas of expertise; we will all work together to help find a solution for your project.

When and Where: Sunday, July 12th – Noon to 4pm – stop by anytime, we are so okay with dropping in when you can to say hi. 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)

See you there!
Kristin

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Sunday, June 28th Meeting!

Hi everyone!

This Sunday’s meeting is going to be a free for all hand work meeting! Hooray for mending and stitchery! Bring yourself, a project, some food to share. I don’t know about you but I have a mountain of mending to do. We will have at least one machine on hand – the Brother now in residence at the space – for seam work or anything else we dream up. Instruction sets on hand for making projects of your choice. Fabric, buttons, and zippers for using up and taking home.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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

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)

For more info email me at: kristinmroach [at] gmail [dot] com

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!

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

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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!

eastgermanshoppingbagmeritbadge
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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Welcome to the Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion!

The Sewing Rebellion is a FREE workshop!

I WANT YOU, to emancipate yourself from the global garment industry by learning the skills to alter, mend and make your own garments!

Encouraging the REUSE,RENOVATION and RECYCLING of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items tailored to YOUR taste and body shape.

BRING: garments to mend and alter; sewing problems to solve; or fabric to use, swap, or donate – free patterns on site to utilize and construct
WHEN: Every 2nd Sunday of each month (unless otherwise noted)
TIME: Noon to 4pm
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).

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