Visible Mending: Patching & Darning with Sonya & Nina Montenegro
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Sonya & Nina Montenegro
Join us for a day of ‘visible mending’ — the art of repairing fabric in a way that doesn’t try to hide the mend, but instead celebrates it as a way to make a piece of clothing more unique. Sisters Nina & Sonya Montenegro, of The Far Woods, encourage you to bring in your favorite jeans, socks, sweater, or denim jacket and learn to give new life to your much-loved goods. We will explore a handful of mending techniques, including different kinds of patching and darning. In the second half of the class, students will practice these techniques on their own garments. Students will leave class equipped with the basic tools and essential skills to tackle any mending project. Each student also will leave with a copy of Sonya and Nina Montenegro's forthcoming book, Mending Life, brimming with mending tutorials!!
No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up. Please bring your own garments or textiles to mend. All other materials will be provided.