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Patching Jersey Fabric

Creative Challenge DIY

Patching Jersey Fabric

Patching jersey fabric is easy and this seamless finish elevates an everyday staple that perhaps is out of commission with a stain or hole. Give it a second life with this easy to follow tutorial.

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Miniatuer Rhino & Fabscrap Mending Challenge

Creative Challenge

Miniatuer Rhino & Fabscrap Mending Challenge

Join the mending challenge hosted by Fabscrap and myself, with guest judge Elizabeth L. Cline. Get the details and rules for entry here...

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Four Reasons you should come to the Slow Fashion Retreat!

Classes & Events

Four Reasons you should come to the Slow Fashion Retreat!

This July I'll be heading to Bar Harbor, Maine to teach at a week long hands-on, creative Slow Fashion Retreat and I want you to join me! I feel passionate about the subject matter and want to empower you to not be creative in general, but to also feel awesome about your clothing.  You can find the full description of the retreat offering on A Gathering of Stitches, but here are the four reasons I'm most excited about this retreat... 1. You want to participate in the slow fashion movement but not sure what that means for you. Take back agency in your wardrobe with hands-on skills...

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Modern Mender: Thom Gonzo

modern mender

Modern Mender: Thom Gonzo

Meet Thom Gonzo, a masked mender, a punk, a dancer, a maximalist minimalist who truly lives by his motto #stitchitdontditchit. His work is his life, and he stitches daily to repair, rework and mold his clothing with minimal materials are to the extreme- patch, needle, thread over and over again until the original item is reworked beyond recognition, but part of his lived story. 

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Fabscrap & Miniature Rhino Mending Challenge

Fabscrap & Miniature Rhino Mending Challenge

I'm teaming up with Fabscrap, a commercial textile recycler in Brooklyn, NY, for a creative mending challenge. The idea behind this challenge is to twofold- promote sustainable options that help reduce textile waste, and inspire you to pick up a mending project. Read on for how to participate & prep for the challenge....

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