Calendar of Events

Check out our virtual and in-person mending classes and other in-person events!

    Saturday, March 16, 11:00 - 1:00 PM | Intro to Hand Darning Workshop | The Eco Extension, 4756 North Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60625 | TICKETS TO COME

    Learn the basics of hand darning knit fabrics. You’ll learn how to repair your holey socks and sweaters.

    • How to darn a rectangular patch with yarn
    • The best tools and materials for repairing your knits
    • How to identify knit fabrics
    • Each student will create a mending sampler for you to practice the repair techniques
    • This is an introductory class for all skill levels
    • All materials included

    Saturday, March 16, 2:00 - 4:00 PM | Mending Circle | The Eco Extension, 4756 North Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60625 | TICKETS TO COME

    What’s a mending circle? Mend your clothing in community. Two heads are better than one, especially when it comes to your favorite sweaters or jeans! Bring 1-3 items of your holey, ripped, or stained clothing for repair. We'll have sewing supplies and a sewing machine set up and we'll help you with your mending needs.

    • Come for some or all of the time
    • Even if you've never sewn before our mending circles are a welcoming space to pick up a needle and thread for the first time.

    Sunday, March 17, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Reuse-a-Palooza | The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609 | MORE INFO

    • Bring an item of clothing you'd like to learn how to repair. Nandi of BLISS JOY BULL will have a sewing machine and mending materials to help you mend your clothes by machine or hand. 
    • Reuse-a-Palooza at The Plant is a semiannual event that provides opportunities to repair clothing and household items, safely dispose tricky-to-recycle items, and donate bicycles, gently used books, and more, all the while bringing attention to strategies to reduce waste and improve environmental conditions.
    • We’ll be joined by an amazing group of waste-reduction and repurposing enthusiasts focusing on approaches to purchasing and consumption that make good sense economically, environmentally, and socially.

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