Never out of style

The pressing need for awareness of the damage from the textile industry to the environment needs addressing. A major shift needs to happen where we truly revere our textiles, mend them and buy less and purchase better quality so they will not be disposable items. Included in this shift is an appreciation of a different…

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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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