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A Year of Mindful Mending: Closing Session

A Year of Mindful Mending is being offered to ten Textile Arts LA members who commit to three mending sessions spread over the next year. 

In each three-hour session we will explore mending techniques, approaches to transforming garments, piecing, patching, and slow stitching as we create a sewn book or sampler that can be added to and worked on over the year. 

 We will also be discussing a more thoughtful approach to our consuming and our relationship to our clothes and fashion.

 Between sessions there will be projects and ways to incorporate the practice of mending into your daily life and then we’ll be sharing what you have worked on between sessions when we meet up again.

In this time of overwhelm where the environment is facing so many perils, mending what we can and joining in community is truly very healing. 

An approach to seeing the beauty in the repair is to embrace the idea of Kintsugi or “Golden Mending” which celebrates the story of the repair and the visible mend. 

Hopefully more mending circles will grow out of our focused time together and each mender will use this information in their own way to enhance their life, share it with others and to view textiles and clothing with a new lens.