Are you interested in learning how to make your life more sustainable by fixing your favorite worn-out garments with Sashiko and Boro? Join me for the second part of my 2-part visible mending class!
In this class we will learn visible mending with Boro using the Sashiko stitches and patches we learnt and created during Part I of this two-part workshop series.
For students who didn't attend the first part of this workshop series -
This is a class for anyone who is interested in learning about mending with Sashiko and Boro. We will dive right into the repair process and basic stitching knowledge [running stitch, marking the fabric] is recommended.
The focus will be on solutions to fix tears, holes and worn areas with the help of Sashiko and Boro rather than perfecting our Sashiko stitches.
What to expect in Part II -
What you will need to bring -
Nicole Kelly is a fiber artist who is known for creating minimal and timeless textile goods exclusively crafted from high-quality natural fibers. Her work explores ways of transcribing antique textile techniques into contemporary contexts.
While she holds a degree in international business, Nicole has a long history of working with fibers and textiles. She grew up in the Black Forest region of Southwest Germany, a region known for its intricately handmade traditional clothing and linens. At an early age she became interested in textiles and learned many of the techniques she uses to this day from her mother, supported by a school curriculum that included handicraft and applied arts. Once settled in California in 2008, she deepened her knowledge by studying fashion design and pattern making in San Francisco and attending two residencies at the fashion house Carla Fernández in Mexico City.
Nicole has shown her work with the American Craft Council throughout the United States and at the Carla Fernàndez flagship store in Mexico City. She has worked with hand-selected retail stores in the US to create exclusive small-batch collections. Her large-scale felt sculptures are installed throughout the Napa Valley.
Nicole’s happy place is her studio. Together with her husband and their daughter they live and work in Napa, CA.