Posted on: September 18, 2022 Posted by: AKDSEO Comments: 0

When you want to shop sustainably, start in your closet. Clothes that are showing a rip here or tear there aren’t doomed to the landfill when you know how to get years’ more life out of them—and enjoy a relaxing, creative craft while you’re at it. Join textile artist Ashley Arnett-Shipley for a 90-minute live virtual experience where you’ll learn the art of visible mending.

Ashley calls mending “a radical act when we live in a world of planned obsolescence.” She’ll teach you to repair and revive your most lovably used textiles with eye-catching fixes that embellish clothes, quilts, tablecloths, and more. You’ll learn classic embroidery stitches that are both sturdy and artistic, and then move on to patching and colorful darning (never throw away another sock).

This class is a creative gift to amateur fashionistas, crafters, and anyone who wants to live a more eco-conscious, budget-friendly life. Add our handmade stoneware Sewing Station to your purchase for a fetching and functional complement to those new needle skills. Can you fix the world? Probably not—but you can start here, one stitch at a time.

Experiences make great gifts! To gift this class, simply purchase the class for the date/time you think will work for your recipient. If that doesn’t work for the recipient, no worries! Send an email that includes your order confirmation number to [email protected] at least 48-hours prior and we’ll help get them moved into a scheduled class that works better for them. Please note: By default, order confirmations and event details are sent to the purchaser’s email. If you’d like the details sent directly to the recipient, email [email protected] with the recipient’s email address and your order confirmation number.

Looking to host a private or corporate event? Email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you plan the most uncommon of experiences.

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