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Where Do Our Clothes Come From, Where Can They Go?
April 28, 2018 at 9:00 am–3:00 pm
This event invites participants to reevaluate their relationship to household textiles and consider creative alternatives to disposing of fabric in landfills. With a tour of the Bedfellows Blankets working industrial loom workshop, participants will have the opportunity to see how textiles are woven. They may then try their hand at a weaving activity using their own recycled t-shirts and scrap materials to make a project they can take home. Then walk across the street to a neighboring sheep farm to see the most local of fiber sources. This event represents a collaboration between Peggy Hart, a small-scale production weaver, and Katie Cavacco, a multidisciplinary maker with a focus on sustainability.
Participants should bring clothes that they want to reuse, and are highly encouraged to register by emailing whether they plan to attend in the morning or afternoon. The organizers need to plan materials and equipment for the number of people doing the hands on activity. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.