Mending Needle Sampler Book with Jody Alexander - Saturday, June 5th - Zoom

NOTE: This class will be held over Zoom. To participate in a Zoom class, we will send you a link 24 hours before the class start time, which you will use to log in to a group class with Jody. It is a really fun way to connect. We recommend using a computer to join the class (rather than a phone) as the screen is bigger.

The last day to sign-up and have a kit shipped to you is Saturday, May 29th at 10 am. 

The last day to sign-up and pick-up a kit via Curbside Pick-up is Friday, June 4th at 10 am. If you would like to pick up your kit before class, please read our Curbside Pick-up policies and select Curbside Pick-up during checkout.

Learn Japanese and French inspired mending techniques and then turn your sampler into a Needle Book! In the first portion of this workshop we will look at examples of Japanese and French textile mends, as well as other types of mending, and then students will learn a variety of them while stitching with Verb naturally dyed threads on a piece of vintage indigo-dye linen fabric. After the techniques are practiced the sampler will be used to create a functional needle book.

This workshop is great for students wanting to learn useful mending techniques while making something that can be used or given as a gift. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.

Included Materials:
+ Handout from Jody
+ All the materials needed to create the Mending Sampler Needle Book - including indigo-dyed vintage linen, naturally-dyed linen fabric in an array of earth tones, a palette of naturally-dyed sashiko threads and embroidery floss, felt sheets to create the inner pages, and sashiko needles. All naturally dyed goods are dyed in our Oakland, CA dye studio!

    Required Materials:
    + Sewing or embroidery needles for embroidery floss

    Recommended Materials:
    + Thimble
    + Marking tools in an array of colors - such as white or yellow to mark the indigo dyed fabric

    Class Size: 25 students max.

    Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021
    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific Time (with a 15 minute break)


    Jody Alexander is an artist, bookmaker, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She combines textiles and found objects with discarded books, and gives them new life as scrolls, wall pieces, books, sculptural objects and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, and reuse. Jody’s artwork appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.

    Cancellation policy: Please note, for this special event, you must cancel 7 days before the start date of your class in order to receive a full refund. We cannot honor any refunds within 7 days of the class start date unless we are able to fill the class from the waiting list.


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