I will ask participants to bring articles of clothing that need mending, and I will provide materials and tools for basic darning and Japanese-style mending, as well as coffee, tea, and snacks. I'll also have literature, as well as darning eggs and mushrooms, for sale. I shall demonstrate the various methods of mending, and participants will practice these on their own clothes.
For 23 years I lived on an organic farm (well, actually, three separate organic farms!) in Norway, where I learned many homesteading skills. I also studied textiles and folk art for four years at a small university specializing in ethnology in the mountains of Telemark, in Norway. Among the skills I like to think I've mastered are spinning, sauerkraut and kimchi-making, darning and mending, knitting, hand-sewing, rag rug weaving, butter-churning, organic gardening, and Swedish Victorian Christmas ornament-making.... I could imagine teaching these skills in various AirBnB experiences!
Organic coffee and tea, organic locally made cheeses, crackers, organic chocolates, and other organic snacks.
Darning mushrooms, sashiko needles and thread, mending wool, fabric scraps, embroidery hoops, and books on visible mending.
The location for my darning and mending experience will be at my house from 1770 in Kinderhook, New York, which I call my "Folk Art Museum".
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 10명, 만 12세 이상만 참석 가능
We will be darning and mending for five hours, but we'll take a break for lunch; either walk down the street to one of the local restaurants or cafés, or bring a packed lunch!
Visible Mending in Upstate New York