Wed, Oct 13|
Portland Arts and Technology High School
Darning and Mending
Learn to fix your holy socks, sweaters, gloves, hats and more! Bring a garment, or don't.
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Portland Arts and Technology High School, 196 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103, USA
About the event
Hand-sewing, mending and darning clothing are ancient human hand skills. Humans have used animal skins, tendons, sinew, furs and hairs, and various plant fibers to make needles, threads and fabrics, which can be sewn into pants, shirts, hats, gloves, bags, pouches, and more. Patches can be made to be beautiful as well as functional. Needles and thread can be made from naturally-harvested organic material; sewing comprehension with industrial supplies remains invaluable in the modern world.
Bring your holy garments and busted stuff to fix if you wish, or come with nothing but your curiosity! We'll have a variety of fabrics, yarns, and threads available, but if you need something specific for your project you'll have to bring it yourself. $25 includes all required tools, materials, tuition, a glass of kombucha, and a tip for the bartender.
Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.