Thursday, January 16, 2014

Make It Work! Mending and Fixing Clothes with Knowledge Commons DC

With the promise to "stop throwing away socks with holes, stapling loose hems, and turning to safety pins when buttons make a break for it",  the Scrap DC Mending class run done through Knowledge Commons DC had a wait-list within 20 minutes of opening registration.

From the mending class description

Ripped hems, popped buttons, ripped pockets that send loose change plummeting into the depths of your jacket lining — don’t accept these indignities, conquer them! Yes, you can fix your clothes with something other than duct tape.
We’ll teach basic stitches that can be used to repair tears, darn holes, attach buttons, and craft invisible hems. Come with your problematic garments and together we’ll figure out how to undo the damage.
Bring your own sewing kit and clothes in need of mending or pay a $5 materials fee for tools and practice fabric. No prior sewing experience necessary.

On Wednesday, January 8th, ten people came together to wield needle and thread and make repairs in the ScrapDC workroom.  You can read all about it on the KCDC Make it Work! Mending and Fixing Clothes class report:

If an alien visited Earth and could understand English, what would she/he/it assume about humanity from your class?
Jules: That humans — seemingly soft and spongy — have secret sharp edges that destroy clothing from the inside. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Last Market Preview before Tomorrow

SCRAP DC's first Holiday Market is almost here! And we've got a few more sneaky peeks that we're sure you'll want to know more about. Come see these and our other artists tomorrow, for demos, great gifts, and holiday merriment.

Images from RedRibbonCrowNomads and HousewivesRegina Anderson, and Carry-on Bike Boxes.

Our consignment boutique will still be open, as will the retail store. So pick up finished presents AND more supplies for the ones you're making. Or just come to get ideas for, say, next Christmas?

Either way, hang out with other SCRAPpy enthusiasts, see our creative reuse examples throughout the place, and enjoy some warm beverages and our bake sale.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday Market Sneak Peeks (con't)

So we've told you about our Holiday Market (this Sunday, 12-5!) and shared some images from artists who will be there. As advertised, here are a few more:

These "slices" feature the work of: RECREATIONS: Recycling For ArtLGM Studios, and Foraging Fox Studio

Still more to come! We know, these teases don't reveal much. Will you join us and see the stuff in person? Let us know on Facebook and help spread the news.