Visible Mending - April 25th

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Visible Mending!

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Time: 12PM - 3PM

Location: Blackbird Fabrics Studio, 1236 Frances Street, Vancouver BC. 
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About the Class

We are so excited to bring in this brand new workshop to Blackbird Fabrics! Melissa, founder of Making A Mends, has devoted her career to the care and maintenance of our most beloved garments. In this class, Melissa will explore the endless possibilities of the running stitch and it's use as a form of functional embroidery. Students will learn how to analyze the wear and tear on their garment, proper patch application, and Sashiko-style stitching in order to create a durable and unique visible mend. Please bring a denim or woven item (no knits please!) that could use some love. Students are not limited to items that are in need of repair as the techniques covered in this class can be used to simply personalize a well loved garment. You’ll leave the workshop with the skills and materials you'll need to continue your mending projects at home!
Class fee includes:
  • 3 hours of class time.
  • A kit with all the supplies needed to create your own beautiful designs with sashiko thread. 
  • The use of our tools - all you need to bring is the garment you would like to mend and/or embellish! 
  • Refreshments and snacks throughout the class. 
  • A 15% discount coupon to use for a future purchase.

This class is open to people of all skill levels! Come mend with us!


About The Instructor:
Melissa Rossi, Making A Mends

Melissa is the owner and operator of Making a Mends Repairs & Alterations. She holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from Emily Carr University, and is committed to using her design education to create positive social and environmental impact by exploring alternatives to linear streams of production and consumption. Melissa's believes that everyone has the capacity to create the world they wish to see. She uses clothing as an entry point to the conversation around how we care for and dispose of material goods. 


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