Visible Mending and Repair: a sustainable textile workshop with the Textile Museum of Canada (June 17th)
Marnie Saskin summarized the spirit of visible mending: mending used to be shameful but necessary, but now we are celebrating the work and the beauty of the work by making it visible. The photos below are show and tell from the workshop, plus some of the inspiration including Textile artist Anna Torma and her upcoming exhibit at the Textile Museum of Canada, and one of the samples of mending that Marnie's friend (and artist) Anna Borstad generously let us use. You can see more of her work here. We were also inspired by (but not experts in) Molas from the Kuna people Indigenous to the San Blas islands east of the Panama canal (here is a website I found just now, may be informative, can't really say) and the traditional Japanese Sashiko style mending (again, here is someone else's website)
A celebration of patching and mending at the Textile Museum of Canada in our third collaborative effort. We love working with the Textile Museum of Canada, and especially the people who participate in the workshops. This was another team effort, lead by textile artist/artisan Marnie Saskin and the questions from the participants. The video below gives you the flavour and most of the substance of the workshop. I left out the darning because we talked about that in a previous workshop but otherwise I included the back and forth as that really was part of the process. Lots of show and tell and very satisfied makers fired up to look for more holes to fill!
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