• Image of Visible Mending Workshop July 23
  • Image of Visible Mending Workshop July 23
  • Image of Visible Mending Workshop July 23
  • Image of Visible Mending Workshop July 23
  • Image of Visible Mending Workshop July 23

Join us for a workshop on visible mending, or methods to repair clothing in an artful, decorative way.

Where: Salvage Sisters and Son, 1767 S. Broadway Ave, Boise, ID
When: Tuesday, July 23rd, from 6:00-9:00pm

Visible mending is a sustainable, meditative way to extend the life of your beloved clothing, by supporting a more mindful consumption of clothing through buying less and saving more. Inspired in part by the Japanese art of sashiko stitching and boro mending, participants will learn how to make visible repairs to denim and knits, and take home all the materials necessary to start mending their own clothing.

In addition to hands-on visible mending instruction, participants will be guided through a discussion about the textile industry and ways we can all try to reduce our reliance on new consumption to reduce waste. Visible mending is one piece of this puzzle.

Delicious charcuterie and wine will be provided by Savory N Sweet, and is included in the workshop price. If you haven't tried their amazing spreads you are in for a treat! Check them out at www.savorynsweets.com.

All materials are included in this workshop, including mending kits that participants get to keep. See first photo for included materials.
- a mending kit made from repurposed textiles, with needle, thread, small scissors, needle threader, safety pins, beeswax, and extra denim to complete additional patches on your own
- materials to stitch two denim (woven material) patches and a sweater (knit material) patch, using visible mending methods - these patches can be sewn onto other garments to mend holes or worn spots
- a workbook on visible mending and impacts of the textile industry to foster thoughtful consumption of clothing.