so you can purchase fabrics like a garment worker. Join Frau Fiber on Saturday Nov. 16, 9:30 AM @ ILGWU 346 E 3rd Street in the Art X complex, Long Beach for a trip to the LA Fashion District. Bring your bikes for distance from train to 9th street. Frau will show you her favorite fabric stores, as well as demonstrate how to negotiate with vendors. If you live in LA, meet at Michael Levine on 9th and Maple at 10:30.
Dear all, due to unforseen circumstances, Frau will be unable to lead the SR today. However you can sew from 11 am – 7 pm, during the Pussy Riot Sew in. So awesome LA artist / sewers will be present to assist and inform.
Long Beach Time Exchange, will be co-sponsoring the following Sewing Rebellions. Come use time dollars to use how to sew!
- Oct 27 – Halloween Costume Mending and Hoodie remake
- Nov 17 – Festive napkins and table cloths
- Dec 15 – TBT
This weeks production consist of: mending a back pack,
changing the hem line on a dress, deconstructing denim jeans for new projects (Kim)
pegging some thrift store pants, and using favorite t-shirt logos, to generate a pillow case. (Dawn)
for learning how to sew, mend, alter, remake.
The SR is moving to Sunday afternoons, 4-7 pm, @346 E 3rd Street, LB
Steven repaired his banana’s shorts with a splash of floral!
Gladys made a garland from her hanky collection
SR is good for Long Beach, because Frau helps me sew up clothes I get from Free Store and 710 Swap that need some fixing up. Long Beach needs the Sewing Rebellion to help people.
Thank you Sewing Rebellion for giving time to the Community!
Frau is teaching us self sustainability, confidence, and individual empowerment. I am so happy I’m here! Thanks Sewing Rebellion! I love Sewing Rebellion! Liz.
SR inspires me to keep work on my fashion passion! I love learning and it teaches our community to do different things!
“so we can sew American girl doll clothes” Zora
“the knowledge and practice of sewing and craft is a useful skill that can benefit the people of Long Beach” Christopher
“this program allows me to learn to sew, make alterations, and create a beautiful hand-made project. The Sewing Rebellion provides supplies, and knowledge that I wouldn’t be able to have. People can benefit with this program because it is local, free and a great environment. More people should learn to sew, but they don’t have the money for equipment or supplies. This is wonderful!” Hope
“emancipating, participatory arts experience” Toro
In an on going soft guerrilla response to the 2005 termination of the multi-fiber agreement, Frau Fiber’s Generosity Quotas rose this week, during a three-hour production schedule. Participants, were helped to mend, alter and make do; quilted pot holder, penny-pinching coin purse and skinny legged jeans.
Participant Toro C models his completed up cycled apron.
Frau assists a new participant with her forever 21 mending project.
Frau Fiber fits a pair of casual slacks to a new participants body.
New Participants are eager to learn how to use the machines.