Stitching is a great life skill that can save money, save clothes and reduce our impact on the environment.
In this session, participants will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing and enhancing their clothes and household textiles. They will be shown traditional repair skills that enable them to add contemporary flair when patching their clothes.
Mending can become an opportunity for wonderful decoration as well as saving money and reducing the amount of clothing going to landfill.
Bring along a garment or home textiles that have rips or holes in need of repair … as well as your imagination and enthusiasm!
Tamara Russell is a textile artist and passionate advocate of sustainable living based in Melbourne. She specialises in free machine embroidery, hand stitching, and mending. She has been making her own clothes and mending since she was a teenager. With a love of personalising her own wardrobe with visible mending, embroidery, and embellishment, Tamara enjoys teaching various forms of mending and embroidery. She also happily accepts commissions to mend old favourites. Visit karhina.com or follow her on Instagram @karhina_textileart and @tamararussellart
GUILD OF OBJECTS
The Guild of Objects is a social enterprise whose mission is to connect artists, craftspeople, and makers with the skills that they need to develop financially sustainable creative practices. They are motivated by the premise that creativity sits at the foundation of who we are as individuals, and that society thrives when creativity flourishes.