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Cape Cod Museum of Art

Visible Mending Workshop: Upcycle Your Jeans with Sashiko with Crickett Warner

May 6, 10-1pm. Learn to patch your favorite jeans using traditional Japanese techniques with a modern twist with Instructor Crickett Warner.

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Visible Mending Workshop: Upcycle Your Jeans with Sashiko with Crickett Warner
Visible Mending Workshop: Upcycle Your Jeans with Sashiko with Crickett Warner

Time & Location

May 06, 2023, 10:00 AM EDT

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA

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The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:

Visible Mending Workshop: Upcycle Your Jeans with Sashiko with Crickett Warner

Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10:00 – 1:00.

Member $55 / Non-Member $70; includes $10 materials fee

Join the renewed trend of repairing + upcycling your clothing with Visible Mending, using traditional Japanese techniques and patterns. First recorded in the 16th century, Japanese peasants repaired worn-out clothing using scraps and sashiko stitching to make their garments stronger and more beautiful.

Using thread + needles specifically made for sashiko stitching, most students will patch up one section of their own garment during the workshop, others may finish up their last stitches at home.

Bring your own jeans or clothing item – holes not required – so you can wear your masterpiece. Patterns + directions + instruction provided. Sewing experience is helpful but not necessary.

A lifelong fiber creator, Crickett Warner learned to sew, quilt, and knit from her grandmother. With thrift and hipness in mind, she patched her first pair of jeans in the mid-70’s and has been rescuing clothing ever since. Following the fashion of recent years, Crickett acquired a pair of ripped jeans (yes, she paid extra for the holes) and soon found that her knees were chilly. Employing traditional Japanese philosophy of boro + sashiko stitching technique and scraps of cotton + linen from her stash, she soon warmed up and began to create wearable art.

In the past few years, the trend of “upcycled” clothing has grown and a movement toward “slow fashion” – make, mend, or thrift your wardrobe – with the environment in mind. The average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing each year, with the average lifespan of a piece of clothing being approximately 3 years. Following in her grandmother’s Depression-era thrifty footsteps, Crickett believes that it is better for the environment to repair and reuse whenever possible.

Cancellation Policy: A one-week advance cancellation notice is required in order to receive a refund

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