Possibility Project/Slumwear108

This summer I have the distinct honor and pleasure of welcoming Kim Pearce and Kath Davis to Los Angeles and Ojai. They are involved in a “mending ” project that is broad in scope and spans social justice issues, environmental concerns through their slow fashion work and human dignity through creating meaningful work. they will…

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Mending As Metaphor at CAFAM

Details: Sunday October 16th 2-4 PM Craft and Folk Art Museum ( $5 parking available at 5750 Courtyard Place, 1 block east of Curson, enter from Wilshire) TEXTILE CENTER LOS ANGELES MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA 1. Pecha Kucha (Chit-Chat in Japanese) Let’s get to know each other: Sign-Up to present 3 slides of your work. We…

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Mending Story

No visit from my grandmother Rosa was complete until the little plaid mending kit came out.  She would take the train from Louisiana to New Jersey and later when we moved to Los Angeles she would visit us a couple of times a year. She was a fixture and a constancy in our life. I…

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A Tale of a Sweater

In the early ’80’s I designed sweaters for Renee Tener for Jeanne Pierre. The photo on the model is an intarsia angora wool sweater with bat-wing sleeves. After many years the moths found it and had a feast. I decided it needed work…firstly I Eco-printed it with eucalyptus and iron to unify the colors. Then…

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Original Call to Mending

Mending as Metaphor Gathering in Mending Circles   I want to create an on- going mending circle or circles where we come together to repair our textiles but we also share stories, food and ideas. Traditionally many cultures, including our own, have worked in community to make and repair textiles, such as the boro textiles…

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