#partyatthepolls Banner Making Workshop










Design and Create your own Handcrafted VOTE / Slogan banner to display at home and inspire civic participation in your community!

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This Saturday May 28, 11 am – 3 pm
@Thank you for coming
3416 Glendale Blvd.
LA CA 90039

and on June 2, 3-7 pm
Cal State LA, Fine Arts 239 / 244
5151 State University Dr. LA CA

This event is hosted by Thank You For Coming, Frau Fiber the Faux Frau’s and the Sewing Rebellion and special help by Cal State LA Fashion and Textiles department. #partyatthepolls is made possible through grant funding from the Goldhirsh Foundation’s LA2050 initiative.












International Workers Day Celebration


Celebrate International Workers’ Day @ ILGWU
Sunday May 1, 5- 9 pm.
322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA

Cambodian garment factory workers toil at the W&D garment factory, just southeast of Phnom Penh, April 28, 2004. Cambodia's garment industry has grown from 49 factories in 1996 to more than 200 factories today, employing 240,000 people. But as the end approaches for a special deal between the United States and Cambodia linking labor rights to trade quotas the workers are worried for their futures. (AP Photo/Isabelle Lesser)

My fellow anarchists, socialists, communists and revolutionaries, you are invited to join Frau Fiber and Kate Dollenmayer (filmmaker and film archivist at the Wende Museum of Cold War) in celebrating laborers and worker’s movements from around the world!  Our celebration will feature; scarf making, egg decorating, hand message, communist educational films and snacks appropriate for the occasion.

5-6 pm, Frau Fiber will lead a worker’s scarf making workshop.

6-7 pm, Kate will project a 1954 film demonstrating traditional Easter egg decoration among the Sorbs, a Slavic culture in eastern Germany and Poland. This technique is similar to Pysanky, the Ukrainian method of Easter egg decoration.  May 1st also marks Eastern Orthodox Easter (Pascha) this year, we’ll try our hand at pysanky too.

Sorbian Easter Egg Scratch Technique

7-8 pm, Frau Fiber will lead a workshop on hand massage to heal hard working hands.

Sewing Technician

8-9 pm, will project films from the Wende Museum’s collection of communist educational and industrial media and home movies. We’ll watch short films made for television in the 1970s and 1980s to introduce young people to trades in the textile industry.


RSVP fraufiber@gmail.com

Kaftan Construction



Hosted by Christy Roberts during her residency at KChung Radio, learn the sacred art of comfortable fashion with the esteemed Frau Fiber! Bring your own magical fabric and corresponding thread!

Tuesday, April 19th, 6PM-9:30PM

April Sewing Rebellion’s


Inspired by Long Beach Zine Fest  http://lbzinefest.com this month the Sewing Rebellion will focus it’s activities on Zine making and book binding, with hand and machines techniques.

You are also welcome to mend, alter, remake and make.

Dates for Southern California Sewing Rebellions are:

Sunday, April 3 and 17,  5-9 pm, ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA

Saturday, April 9, 12-4 pm, The Center 2017 4th street, Long Beach CA

Friday April 15, 3-6:30 pm, age 13-18, The Center 2017 4th street, Long Beach CA

Wednesday April 27,  6:30-9:30, Thank You For Coming, 3416 Glendale Blvd.



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Faux Frau Steven Frost to launch a Sewing Rebellion Chapter at the Boulder public library.

Materials for a beginner level project will be provided using the BLDG 61 sewing machines. Patrons are also welcome to bring an article of clothing in need of mending or upcycling.
No prior knowledge or experience of the equipment is required.

This Sunday April 3, 2:30-5:30 pm
For more information visit: http://calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/2507641

Sewing Rebellion Activities in March


Thursday March 3, 1-4 pm, @ Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO https://www.facebook.com/events/182090892163870/

Friday March 4, 3:30-6:30 pm for ages 13-18 ONLY @ The Center, 2017 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

Saturday March 5, 12-4 pm @ The Center, 2017 E 4th Street, Long Beach CA

Sunday March 6, 5-9 pm @ Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms, 322 Elm Ave Long Beach CA 90802. Frau Fiber will instruct participants how to make a Shirt Waist Blouse.

Here is a short video on the Triangle Shirt Waist Fire

TSW Commemoration


Thursday March 17 & Friday March 18 7-9:30 pm @ MassART, Boston MA. A special Sewing Rebellin, addressing the problem of the T-shirt. http://www.pleaseelaborate.com/list-view/2016/2/17/carole-frances-lung-at-massart

Sunday March 20, 10 am – 2 pm @ Helen Day Art Center, Stowe VT. Mend Alter Remake Make, and Frau Fiber will also instruct on how to make a T-shirt Waist Blouse. http://www.helenday.com/current/121-peoples-cloth-trade-show

Sunday March 20, 5-9 pm @ ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.

Faux Frau Anna’s Knock off House Dress



2.5-3 yards of light weight cotton plain weave fabric
thread to match

This project can take 2-4 hours depending on your skill level.


For further instruction join us for the Sewing Rebellions.

Sunday Feb 7 / 21, 5-9 pm
ILGWU 322 Elm Ave

Saturday Feb 13, 12-4 pm
The Center, 2017 E. 4th Street, Long Beach CA 90814

Friday Feb 19, 3-6:30 pm
The Center, 2017 E. 4th Street, Long Beach CA 90814

Wednesday Feb 24
Thank You For Coming 



The Rational Dress Society


The Sewing Rebellion Invites you to
The Rational Dress Society: Make your own JUMPSUIT Workshop
Hosted by ILGWU
322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA
Sunday, October 4, 5-9 PM
What if you never had to pick out an outfit again?

The Rational Dress Society is pleased to announce our first ever Make-your-own-JUMPSUIT workshop in Long Beach, California! Participants will learn to construct their very own ungendered monogarment using the pattern designed by Rational Dress Society co-founder Abigail Glaum-Lathbury. At the end of the workshop we will throw away all our clothes. Join us, and free yourself from the tyranny of choice!

Participants should bring 3 yards of non stretch fabric.

Space is limited, to sign up for the workshop, please contact fraufiber@gmail.com

While Frau is away, the Faux Frau’s will play


Faux Frau Penny hosted a Sewing Rebellion on June 21, mending and making production was in full swing!


Bow tie and cravat production


Hand Crank production

Sewing Rebellion


Will resume on Sunday June 7, 5-9 pm.  ILGWU 322 Elm Ave.


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