Visible Mending with stacey sproule of Lunaria Laboratories
Tuesday May 29 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
'Mend with wisdom, mend with love. It will mend the earth at the same time.' - Yoko Ono
Ever ripped a pair of cherished jeans? Busted the elbows out of the most comfortable button-down? Moth holes in a wool skirt? It was not that long ago most people mended out of necessity. Now we live in a world where we are drowning in 'fast and cheap' options rendering clothing nearly disposable. But mending is powerful, and empowering! The ancient Japanese practice of sashiko even gives the mender agency to create a work of art out of the damaged garment. We love our clothes, and we can show them even more love by repairing them.
In this 2.5 hour workshop join Stacey Sproule in the discussion of mending philosophy, learn about how to mend garments visibly with intricate sashiko patterns, and learn about the process and applications of darning. All participants are encouraged to bring a ripped garment that needs repairs. No stitching experience necessary!
Stacey Sproule is an artist, florist, and lifelong embroiderer living and working in Toronto. Her work is centered around cycles and a deep commitment to experimentation and process. Mending is a practice that runs through everything she does and creates the groundwork for her lifelong project of holding respect for and collaborating with the earth.