Learn how you can use embroidery, patching, and darning techniques to turn your damaged clothes and textiles into unique works of art in this hands-on workshop with local artist Catherine Karp! Free registration required. Recommended for ages 12-112.
Participants will learn about materials and methods for mending that will repair and give a creative and unique look to damaged or well-loved items. Patching with running or cleanly whip stitched edges will be demonstrated. Reinforcing from above and below will also be taught. Many options for thread, stitching, and decorative finishing will be covered, as time allows. Please bring a few items with you, as you may decide what to work on during the workshop. All materials will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own scissors, needles, threads, and fabric scraps with you.
Catherine Karp has been repairing things since she made clothes for her dolls and stuffed animals as a child. She teaches art to K-8 students at Oak Meadow School. She works with Art For All in West Concord, teaching weekly classes to multi-aged groups. Catherine has taught in a variety of settings, and worked with students of all ages. She’s very happy that it’s illegal to throw out textiles in Massachusetts.