Survival Hand Sewing
Cost:$65.00 per person
About this experience
Stitch it, don’t ditch it! Repair what you wear! In this intimate experience, you'll learn basic survival hand sewing skills necessary for simple garment repairs.
In this class you will learn:
- Identify the properties and differences of stretch versus woven fabrics
- Learn to prepare a needle and thread for hand sewing
- Practice a few simple hand sewing stitches
- Practice sewing on a button (so it won’t fall off!)
- Learn how to apply your newfound skills to make future garment repairs
Leave the class with a stitch sampler you’ll create during the workshop and a curated resource list for help with future repairs.
- Saturday, October 1
Paige St-Pierre, Seattle based Eco Artist and Educator, is joining us to teach this class. She expresses herself in color, texture and stitch via machine stitching, slow stitching and natural dyeing with plants and flowers. Her wearable art has been showcased at Bainbridge Island Arts and Crafts Gallery, and various galleries in the greater Seattle area. Paige is an active member of the Surface Design Association and holds degrees in Apparel Design, Teaching, and French Language and Literature. When not making art from nature or reclaimed textiles, Paige teaches mending, slow stitching, upcycling, and natural dyeing/printing workshops to all ages in the greater Seattle area. Keep up with her latest endeavors on her website paigest-pierre.com and Instagram @paigestpierreapparel.