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October 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
with Sierra Reading
Have a rip, tear, hole in your favorite garment?
Instead of throwing it away, let that garment live for another adventure!
Using the array of wonderful materials found at the East Bay Depot, you will learn the tips and tricks of darning, mending and stitching to preserve your favorite pieces of clothing for another day – or longer!
Bring one or two pieces of clothing ready to be repaired.
Repair is not only a act of resistance against large-scale clothing manufacturers, it is also an act of personal self-expression!
Repair is another form of Reuse!
Sierra Reading is a fifth generation Northern California Native and Bay Area artist who works within the fields of education, sustainable fashion, and textiles. She has earned her BFA in Textiles from the California College of the Arts, and a MA in Art Education through the Maryland Institute College of Art. In her personal art practice, Sierra uses traditional textile processes to create scenarios in which participants collectively interact with cloth as a way to create community and connections surrounding sustainability and the stories behind what we wear. Raised in a small farming community, Sierra grew up with an understanding and deep connection to where her food came from. Inspired by this awareness, and curiosity, Sierra strives to connect people to the processes that make and dye our clothing through her teaching and art practice.