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Materials Lab Workshop: Visible Mending

Materials Lab Workshop: Visible Mending

Join queer mender, hebalist and natural dyer Maggie Ruth Haaland Saturday, Feb. 17 for an exploration of embroidery and stitchwork as adornment. Learn basic stitches and embroidery. We will co-create the space and time to rest and weave community—and to craft something beautiful in the process. Mending supplies will be provided. Please bring an item to repair. Beginners are warmly welcome. The hands-on session will take place in the Materials Lab on the Lower Level. Registration is required and space is limited. The $15 materials fee must be paid to confirm registration. Please email or call 617-495-1440 to join the waitlist. Attendees must be at least 14 years old. Previous experience is not required.

Mending an old garment lends it new life. Visible mending—the practice of mending creatively to make a patch apparent—is a way to show that what an individual has is worthy of repair, and, ultimately, they too are worth saving. Doing so oneself, by hand, can be an act of slowed connection with the garment and lets us take a step away from frenzied consumption and toward a more sustainable vision of the world.


32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Sat Feb 17, 2024

    • 6:00pm - 9:00pm


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