In Partnership with Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners Guild
Instructor: Amy Meissner
Date of the class: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Time of the class: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Alaska Time)
Location: Online Zoom Meeting
Join the Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners Guild and The Folk School for an online repair and mending presentation. This workshop and related discussion will focus on textile and garment repair.
Amy just finished an MA in Critical Craft Studies with a research focus on the craft of repair in the circumpolar north. She is particularly interested in fostering a social practice that views repair through the lens of an ethics of care.
Participants receive a supply list in advance (generally all materials on hand, especially for textile folks). There will be a short slide slide presentation in the beginning, tutorial(s), and facilitated discussion and/or Q&A during our repair time together. People should come with garments or textiles that can be darned, as this is a good starting place – worn socks or sweaters/knits with holes are a strong place to begin.
This artist-led mending workshop involves participatory skill-sharing as we explore sustainability, skill-sharing and relationship-building through the act of repair.
Important: Please review the information on our Using Zoom for Online Classes and Meetings page to make sure you have the resources necessary to successfully and satisfactorily participate in such a class before you sign up.
Maximum number of students: 30
Minimum number of students: 5
Age range: 14 to adult
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Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 1 day before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.REGISTER