September Production

2017/09/03

Food Supply Sack


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Everyday Anything Case

These items can be scaled up, scaled down to meet your needs; and made from old clothing, fabric scraps and remnants.  PDF of patterns will be available by Sept. 13, https://sewingrebellion.wordpress.com 

Sewing Rebellion Locations:

ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA: Sundays 5-9 pm (excluding labor day weekend)

Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, Colorado: Sunday Sept. 3, 2:30-4:30 http://calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/3217339

Long Beach Main Library, The Studio, 101 Pacific Ave, Long Beach: 3rd Saturday Sept. 16, 10 am – 1 pm.

Baldwin Hills Public Library, 2906 S. La Brea Ave, LA CA: Thursday Sept. 14, 4-7 pm.

The Center, 2017 East 4th Street, Long Beach CA: 12-18 years only, 4th Thursday 3:30-6:30 pm.

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July Production

2017/07/01

Production Times and Locations:
Sunday July 2, 2:30-5:30 Boulder Public Library  with Faux Frau Steven

Saturday July 8, 12-4 pm, The Center in Long Beach CA with Frau Fiber

Sunday July 16, 5-9 pm, ILGWU Long Beach CA, with Frau Fiber

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PRE-ZINE FEST SEWING REBELLION 
Saturday July 15, 2:30-4:30, Main Branch of the Long Beach Public Library Come an make a sewn fabric and paper zine or card.

June Production

2017/05/25

History:

LUDDITES  ATTACK 1811-1816 when textile workers in the Midlands, Yorkshire & Lancashire would attack factories by burning and smashing machines which had driven them the edge of starvation. These workers were said to be following a mythical leader known as ‘General Ludd’ and destroyed the machinery they were employed to operate. Those in the Luddite movement in Lancashire would target power looms. On 28 June the Luddites attacked Heathcote and Boden’s mill in Loughborough, smashing 53 frames at a cost of £6,000. Although the Luddites movement began to diminish due to the government force the urban Luddite movement found a rural echo in 1830 when due to low wages and unemployment the ‘Swing’ riots began. These anti establishment and anti industralisation groups were forced away and a more civil approach appeared the shape of trade unions.

Making: 

FRAU FIBER’S FABRIC FLYING DICS for Freedom, Fun and Flinging Messages in the air. Made from remnants and stuffed with scraps.

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FAUX FRAU STEVEN’S Boulder Backpacks

Production Times and Locations:
Sunday June 4, 2:30-5:30 Boulder Public Library 

Saturday June 10, 12-4 pm, The Center in Long Beach CA with Frau Fiber

Sunday June 18, 5-9 pm, ILGWU Long Beach CA, with Faux Frau Lauren.

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May Production

2017/04/26

How to make a WENDE MUSEUM Russian Hippie Poncho Knock Off.

Learn the history of the Soviet Hippie, their philosophy and parallels between their ideas and the Sewing Rebellion, while making a simple rectangle, patchwerk, multi-use garment, made from old military tents, and other fabric remnants.

Please bring 2-3 yards of fabric remnants

Sunday May 7, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

Saturday May 13, 12-4 pm The Center, Long Beach CA.
Hosted by Faux Frau Jam, Faux Frau Toro and Frau Fiber.

Saturday May 20, 2:30-4:30 pmThe Main branch of Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach CA. Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s
Sunday  May 21, 5-9 pmILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA. CANCELLED FOR LONG BEACH GAY PRIDE PARADE 

Faux Frau Andrea, models collaboratively made Russian Hippie Poncho

April Production

2017/04/01

History:  The Salt March.  In protest of Britian’s Salt Acts, Ghandi lead a 240 mile,  24 day march, which concluded April 5, 1930 at the coastal village of Dandi, on the Arbian Sea, in India.

The March was prompted by Britain’s Salt Acts prohibited Indians from collecting or selling salt, a staple in the Indian diet. Citizens were forced to buy the vital mineral from the British, who exercised a monopoly and heavy taxes over the manufacture and sale of salt.

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Production Action: Soft Guerrilla Nonviolent Civil Disobedient Sock Puppets

Gleaning from Gandhi’s example of protest and change, partnered with Faux Frau Judith’s sock making skills, the Sewing Rebellion will instruct participants to make sock puppets, as a vehicle for communicating soft guerrilla nonviolent civil disobedience.

Please bring miss matched and single socks for this workshop.

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Locations:

Saturday April 8, 12-4 pm The Center, Long Beach CA.
Hosted by Faux Frau Lauren.

Saturday April 15, 2:30-4:30 pm, The Main branch of Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach CA. Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s

Sunday April 16, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.
Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s.

Sunday April 16, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

Saturday April 22, 11 am – 3 pm, Thank You For Coming, 3416 Glendale Blvd LA. Hosted by Los Angeles Faux Frau’s and Frau Fiber.

 

Personal Production March 19

2017/03/21

Caftan production by June

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Pillow case production by Iva IMG_2182.jpg

Mending holes in kids cloths by Jennie

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Seeking statements about the Sewing Rebellion

2017/03/19

Hello Sewing Rebellion Community, I am working on the first Sewing Rebellion book, and am seeking statements about how the Sewing Rebellion has influenced your life, sewing practice, mending actions, etc.

Please email your thoughts and reflections to:

fraufiber@gmail.com

March Sewing Rebellion

2017/02/28

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In Your Factory Are The Doors Locked?

One hundred and six years ago on March 25, a fire spread through the cramped Triangle Waist Company garment factory on the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the Asch Building in lower Manhattan. Workers in the factory, many of whom were young women recently arrived from Europe, had little time or opportunity to escape. The rapidly spreading fire killed 146 workers.  The public outcry over what was clearly a preventable tragedy brought a renewed sense of urgency to the labor movement and to other groups working to improve women’s and immigrants’ rights in the
workplace.

While American workplace history has changed radically, global garment production workplace conditions have not. Bangladesh the new capital of fast fashion has seen the following disasters:

April 24, 2013: 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse. An eight-story factory building collapsed on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and killed 1129 people.

November 24, 2012: Dhaka Tasreen Fashions fire. A seven-story factory fire outside of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, killed at least 112 people, 12 from jumping out of windows to escape the blaze.

September 11, 2012: Karachi, Pakistan, 289 people died in a fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory, which made ready-to-wear clothing for Western export.

As a reminder to put workers first, through out the month of March, Frau Fiber will continue to produce 146 knock off triangle shirt waist blouses.

Cut, Pleat, Stitch. Men’s shirt transformed into a Triangle Shirtwaist Blouse.

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Saturday March 11, 12-4 pm The Center, Long Beach CA.
Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s
Saturday March 18, 2:30-4:30 pm, The Main branch of Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach CA. Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s

Sunday March 19, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.
Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s.

Saturday March 25, 11 am – 3 pm, Thank You For Coming, 3416 Glendale Blvd LA.
Hosted by Los Angeles Faux Frau’s and Frau Fiber.

Sunday March 25, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

Elon Sewing Rebellion

2017/02/28

Elon University Maker’s Hub, the Department of Art and Art History and local Faux Frau LM Woods,  hosted a Sewing Rebellion on Feb. 21.

Students and Faculty produced East German Shopping Bags, Boulder Bike Caps, Mend America patches and did some mending.

Photographer: Emily Genzer

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From Boulder

2017/01/31

Faux Frau Steven Frost rocks!  check out this video on the Boulder Chapters Mend America stitch in.