Mending your clothes, mending the world
Wednesday, Apr 7 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

2 Day Workshop – 2nd Session Apr 10 | 9:30 – 11:00

In a world of fast fashion, discarded clothing is a large component of landfill. Reducing our consumption, and extending the life of the clothes we already have by mending, makes a practical, expressive statement. One gets to play with colourful threads and yarns, and stitches don’t have to be perfect.

Join artist Heather Cameron for an overview of mending techniques that include patching, needle weaving, applique, and embroidery. Bring your own garments that are in need of rejuvenation, or practice on a sampler. All materials are provided.

Heather Cameron is a visual artist who works primarily with textiles. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, she has exhibited widely and her work is in numerous public and private collections. Above all, she simply loves to make things, and her skills include spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, embroidery, rug hooking, and garment design and construction. Her goal is to rescue and reuse as much material from the waste stream as possible.

10+ | $40 Participants should have these items on hand:  Scissors, a selection of fabrics, threads, needles and good light.