Calendar of Events


Feb 12, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | My Trashy Valentine...a market | The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, 60609

  • For this market, we’ll be joined by artists from Nowhere Collective to keep it nice & trashy, in the best sense possible: think imaginative handcrafted goods made from upcycled and reused materials that otherwise would be landfill-bound! You’ll see familiar faces from past markets as well, including local artisans and food producers based at The Plant, stop by to treat yourself or to gift your sweetie. The full program and vendor line-up is forthcoming so stay tuned. 

March 4, 12:00 - 3:00 PM | Intro to Visible Mending Workshop | Laila Textiles Studio, N Kedzie Ave & W Carroll Ave in East Garfield Park (exact address & access information will be emailed to students) | Tickets to come

  • Learn to mend your clothes in this introduction to visible mending workshop. This class teaches you hand sewing and hand darning techniques for mending your clothes. For the hand sewing portion you'll learn a few different stitches for repairing clothes with decorative stitches as well as practical stitches for broken seams. For the darning portion of the class you'll learn a hand darning technique for repairing holes in your sweaters and socks. You'll also learn the best tools and materials for repairing woven and knit garments and how to tell the difference between those fabrics. You'lll create a mending sampler for you to practice the repair techniques. All materials are included. This is an introductory class for all skill levels.


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