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Familienzentrum Quellenpark

Johannes Gutenberg Straße 13a (1. Stock)

61118 Bad Vilbel

On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday

by appointment

6 to 8 p.m.

Starting on 17/01/2024

5 EUR expenses

Extend the life of your beloved textiles and learn new skills that will accompany you throughout your life!

Meet like-minded individuals and join the Zero-Waste and Slow Fashion movement!

In this open workshop, hand stitching and embroidery techniques will be introduced and experimented with

The focus is on textile repairs, mending (visible mending), and creating new fabric pieces through patchwork and Sashiko in a community setting with others.

No prior knowledge is required. Familiarity with needles and thread and a willingness to experiment are helpful.

In Love your Cloths, creative methods inspired by handicraft techniques from all over the world are introduced and tried out. Along the way, we will learn about essential aspects of textile design, mindfulness and the sustainable use of materials, stitch by stitch, in community with others and at minimal cost.

In addition to the crafting possibilities, we will also discuss how to add design or figurative elements when patching and quilting. We take a playful and personal approach to the holes and frays, seeing them not simply as things to be repaired, but as opportunities to bring personal stories to life creatively.

I also like to show how to use the thimble efficiently, making sewing by hand a special experience.

Depending on your project it could be useful to bring:

Textiles: favorite pieces from your closet to repair or for up-cycling ,
Needles: with which we can work well, and which you already have at home. Stitching and embroidery needles, sashion needles and quilting needles are ideal;
A pair of scissors, ideal are fabric scissors and needle scissors,
Sewing thimble perform well, for sashiko (optionally it can be made on site itself),
Yarns: it can be embroidery, darning, sewing, but also coarser yarns, and what is already available at home. Sashiko yarns.
Embroidery hoops are useful;
Chalk pens, tailor's chalk, pens for fabrics for marking, e.g. Pilot Frixion Fine liner, which disappears again when ironed,
Paper and pen for pattern drafting,
Ruler, 30 cm long, transparent ideal,
Fabrics to swap,
For patchwork:
Cutting mat, quilting rulers and cutter.

If you want to come without your own project ideas and materials to get inspired, please let me know in advance so that I can prepare a selection of fabrics, etc. Material Fee: 5 EUR.

AVAILABLE (after request):

Iron, cutting mats, patchwork stencils and basic equipment to try.

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