Make A Mending Sampler / Needle Book WorkshopMade By Me Workshop
Learn Japanese and French mending techniques and then turn your sampler into a Needle Book!
In this exciting workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn Japanese and French mending techniques from Jody Alexander, joining us all the way from California! You will then turn your newly acquired skills into a beautiful Needle Book that you can use or give as a thoughtful gift.
Don't worry if you're new to this, this workshop is perfect for beginners who want to learn useful mending techniques. Jody will guide you through a variety of Japanese and French textile mends, along with examples from other cultures. You'll get hands-on practice stitching on French linen and create your own sampler.
Once you've mastered the techniques, you will transform your sampler into a functional and personalised needle book. Embrace the spirit of repair and reuse by bringing along your own fabric scraps and threads. This will ensure that your needle book truly reflects your unique style and creativity.
Throughout the workshop, you'll be treated to a tasty afternoon tea provided by Rebecca from Made by Me Workshop. This will keep your creative energy flowing as you immerse yourself in the art of mending. So, indulge in some delicious treats while you learn and create!
Join us in our creative space in St Peters for this transformative workshop. Discover the art of repair, reuse, and storytelling through textiles. Learn new skills, make something meaningful, and take home your very own personalized needle book. We can't wait to welcome you and see what you create!
Jody Alexander is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz and Penn Valley, California. She combines textiles, paper, found items and imagery to create books, objects, wall pieces, garments, and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, reuse, and imagery and stories encountered in her travels and everyday.
She is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, and in 2019 she was an artist in residence at the Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility SCRAP program. Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists, 500 Handmade Books (Vol. I & II), and 1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art.
Sunday 10th September 2023 2pm to 5pm
Made by Me Workshop
100A May Street St Peters NSW 2044
Participant should bring:
- Scissors (we have some you can use if you do not have a favourite pair to bring along)
- Fabric marker (if you have one)
- Fabric scraps you want to work with
- A variety of threads you want to work with
- Needles to fit the threads you bring
Pencil and paper for note taking