Good Not Goods

2016/12/27

Good not Goods

The Sewing Rebellion continues it’s commitment to providing equipment and knowledge to make do and mend, while also committing this year to looking back at the history of labor and protest, as a model for being vigilant participants today.

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women lead
history repeats
1912: Lawrence Textile Strike AKA Blood and Roses

As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread. Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.
Yes, it is bread we fight for – but we fight for roses, too.
by James Oppenheim

 

Stop Shopping Start Expressing Your Freedom of Speech!
banner making basics

Materials:
make do. any material can be a banner.

Technqiue:
applique.  ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are sewn or stuck (pinned, fused, stapled) onto a large piece of fabric to form images and text.

Use: your voice on a pole, on your bike, on your car, in your yard, and one your body.

 

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Sewing Rebellion Production Schedule: 

Sunday January 8, 2:30-5:30 pm, The Boulder Public Library 

Saturday January 14, 12-4 pm The Center 

Sunday January 15, 5-9 pm ILGWU

Saturday January 21, 2:30-4:30 pm, The Main Library 

Thursday January 26, 3-6:30 pm, TEENS ONLY The Center

Saturday Jan 28, 11 am – 3 pm, Thank You For Coming 

December Production

2016/11/30

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Friday Dec. 2, 3-6:30 pm, MTYE Ages 13-18, The Center   Quilt making and Doll Making

Sunday Dec. 4, 2:30-5:30 pm, Boulder Public Library

Sunday Dec. 4, 11 am – 5 pm, MOLAA Craft & Beyond Festival  From the scrap bin / Holiday card making

Saturday Dec. 10, 12-4 pm, The Center  From the scrap bin / Holiday card making and mending.

November Production

2016/10/31

Saturday Nov 6, 2:30-5:30 pm Project: Cycling Caps Boulder Public Library

Project at the following SR: t-shirt up cycle covers for bowls, and casseroles, bring a t-shirt to up-cycle.

Saturday Nov 5/6, 11 am – 3 pm, Thank You For Coming, 3416 Glendale Blvd, LA

Saturday Nov 6, 5-9 pm, ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.

Saturday Nov 12, 12-4 pm, The Center 2017 E 4th Street, Long Beach CA

Saturday Nov. 19, 2:30-4:40 pm, The Studio @ Downtown Library 101 Pacific Ave, Long Beach

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

 

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200 masks made at Makers Faire

2016/10/18

Faux Frau Steven Frost and Maker space director Janet held court with some amazing new Faux Fraus at the Boulder Maker Faire They worked 9-5 Saturday and Sunday Oct 8th and 9th making masks from denim and cut up recycled old Halloween fabrics we found. No Super Heroes, no princesses, just kids learning to sew! Steven embodied Frau Fibers production techniques by  standardizing the sizes of masks and ways to make. Hiding feathers that a mom whipped out because it was slowing down “production.”

Bravo!

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and Steven made this custom apron for one of the volunteers.

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Center Sewing Rebellion Saturday Sept. 25

2016/09/28

Knock off Knit Dress by Faux Frau Krista.  This garment was patterned, cut and sewn in one session!

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Over sized men’s shirt remake by Faux Frau Anna.  The sleeves were used to make detachable pockets.

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Hoody Patch by unnamed participant.  Old t-shirts were used to make this one of a kind garment.

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In October

2016/09/28

Halloween Hoody Production  and halloween-costume-manifesto

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Sunday Oct 2 2:30-5:30 @ Boulder Public Library Maker Space, Boulder Co.

Sunday Oct 2, 5-9 pm @ ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, LB CA

Saturday Oct 8 , 12-4 pm @ The Center 2017 E 4th Street, LB CA

Saturday Oct 15, 2:30-4:30 pm @ The Studio, Long Beach Public Library,  101 Pacific Ave, LB CA

Sunday Oct 16, 5-9 pm @ ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, LB CA

Friday Oct 21, 3-6 pm MTYE @The Center 2017 E 4th Street, LB CA

 

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September 2016 production

2016/08/27

This months Sewing Rebellion presents: Faux Frau Steven’s Denim Tool Belt.  This simple quick to make tool belt, will provide a lifetime of wear for the novice home repair person.

Meeting Dates and Times:

Sunday Sept. 4, 2:30-5:30 @ Boulder Public Library Maker Space, Boulder Co.  http://calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/2769230

Sunday Sept. 4, 5-9 pm @ ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, LB CA

Saturday Sept. 17, 2:30-4:30 pm @ The Studio, Long Beach Public Library,  101 Pacific Ave, LB CA

Sunday Sept. 18, 5-9 pm @ ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, LB CA

Saturday Sept. 24, 12-4 pm @ The Center 2017 E 4th Street, LB CA

August Production Shut Down

2016/08/02

The Sewing Rebellion in LB, and Los Angeles will be dark in August, in order to make much needed equipment repairs.

 

The Boulder Sewing Rebellion will meet on Wednesday Aug. 10, 2:30-5:30 pm.

 

Danke

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July Production

2016/06/28

Sunday July 3, 2:30-5:30 pm @ Boulder Public Library, Boulder Co 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder CO BANNER MAKING WITH FRAU FIBER, FAUX FRAU STEVEN AND LAUREN.

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Saturday June 11, 12-4 pm @ The Center 2017 E. 4th Street, LB CA  MAKE DO AND MEND

Sunday  July 17, 5-9 pm @ ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.  Summer Dress knock off with Faux Frau Lauren

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Friday June 24, 3:30-6:30 pm @ The Center, ages 13-18 only.   2017 E. 4th Street, LB CA. MAKE DO AND MEND

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June Production

2016/05/31

Mend, Alter, Remake, and Make do.

Bring your sewing projects and questions for solutions and assistance.  Frau Fiber wants you to Alter and modify for old cloths for summer.  Transform your winter clothes into a cool summer wardrobe.  Bring long sleeve shirts, and transform them into short sleeves, sleeveless or halter styles.  Bring your long pants and transform them into shorts, or zip off legs for hiking.

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Sunday June 5 and 19, 5-9 pm @ ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA

 

Sunday June 5, 2-5 pm @ Boulder Public Library, Boulder Co 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder CO

 

Saturday June 11, 12-4 pm @ The Center 2017 E. 4th Street, LB CA

 

Friday June 24, 3:30-6:30 pm @ The Center, ages 13-18 only.   2017 E. 4th Street, LB CA