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Intro to Visible Mending with The Far Woods

Bring a pair of jeans with a hole in the knee!

In this class you will learn how to simply and beautifully fix a hole in the knee of your jeans by hand, with a few basic tools, in a few simple steps. You do not need to know how to sew to take this class!  

Visible mending is a stunning way to give new life to your clothing. Learning to mend will save you money and lessen your impact of the environment as you will add more years to the lives of your well-worn clothing. Rebel against the throwaway culture and join the slow fashion movement!  

This class is also a great way to brush up on your hand-sewing skills and practice by completing a functional project.  If you don't have experience sewing, that is ok too!  In this class we will focus on getting you comfortable with two basic hand sewing stitches: the whip stitch & running stitch.

If the knees of your jeans are all intact, you might choose to take this class to customize your clothing by learning to add a decorative patch to the jean leg.  After learning how to add a patch, you can personalize all of your clothing over time to create a wardrobe that is completely unique.  Become a part of a rich history of visible mending!

This class is $25, and you can pay when you register below. 

About The Far Woods

Nina + Sonya Montenegro are the makers and designers behind The Far Woods, a creative studio and Etsy shop.  The sisters are illustrators, sewers, quilters, paper wranglers and printmakers. Their studio is based on a small organic farm just outside of Portland. 

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