Archive for April, 2009

May Production Schedule

2009/04/27

May’s production schedule is:

 

 

Sunday May 3, 1- 5 pm,  Hands-on 3rd, Grand Opening Celebration.

     8377 W. Third St., LA CA, 90048, 323.655.0515

 

Sunday May 10 & 24, 12- 4 pm, Ames Progressive,

     118 Hayward Ave, Suite #3, Ames Iowa

     http://ciasewingrebellion.wordpress.com

 

Lancaster PA Chapter – check the web http://lancastersewingrebellion.blogspot.com/

 

Sunday May 17, 9, 12 – 4 PM, Mess Hall,

     6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL

http://plus.calendars.net/messhall/d01/04/2009?display=M&style=B&positioning=A

 

 

Sunday 24, 1-5 PM, Hands-on 3rd,

     8377 W. Third St., LA CA, 90048, 323.655.0515

 

Saturday and Sunday May 29 – 30, 10-6 pm,

Craft Leftovers http://www.craftleftovers.com/blog/

and the Sewing Rebellion @

Makers Faire, SF. http://makerfaire.com/

 

 

This month’s Instructions – Table Cloth Circle Skirt – perfect for summer picnics!

 

Participants of the Sewing Rebellion are invited to emancipate themselves from the global garment industry by learning how to alter, mend and make their own garments and accessories!  Instigated by Frau Fiber, textile worker and activist.  Frau Fiber and / or regional chapter organizers distribute their knowledge of the garment industry, pattern making and sewing, encouraging the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items tailored to individual tastes and body shapes.

 

Participants are asked to bring garments to mend, alter and remake and sewing problems, which need solutions, materials to share and if you have it a sewing machine.

 

Instructions on hand: 

sew a button

make a mend

thread a needle

turn and roll hem

Penny Pinching Coin Purse

East German Shopping Bag

 

Join the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the apparel industry. 

 

The Sewing Rebellion is a free workshop, which began @ Mess Hall, in Chicago Fall of 2006.  It was hosted at Mess Hall for one year, before becoming itinerant in May 2007.  The Sewing Rebellion has been held @ Fancy Tiger, Denver CO, Recycle for the Arts, New Orleans, LA, The Smockshop, LA CA and the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI. 

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New Orleans Rebellion at the Colton School

2009/04/18

Friday night of French Qrter Fest, sewers gather to rebel against the fashion machine!

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on the way to the Sewing Rebellion in Studio 201, Frau Fiber tells the Secretary of State to “stop shopping start sewing!”

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Colton School lobby – notice the sewing machine in the mural.

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SR hosted by KK-NOLA Creative Cycle and Doves & Hawks Designs – Studio  201, Colton School – http://www.cano-la.org/

Michael’s Mending Project.  Michael the electrician came in with a duffel bag of mending.  Frau Fiber show’s him how to thread the sewing 

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Michael chooses to mend a work t-shirt with a large hole in it. Frau Fiber demonstrates machine mending. 

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Michael takes to the machine mending 

 

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Completed mends on work t-shirt.  

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Michael mends, sewn with hot pink thread. 

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Danny mends biking pants and his partners red sweater, and earns a Sewing Rebellion and a mend patch.

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Michael covers up a corporate logo, with a Sewing Rebellion Patch.

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Garyt’s Grey Vest Knock-off.

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Garyt traces the Grey Vest to make a pattern.

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The front vest cut out….we will have to wait for Garyt to finish the vest to see the completed product.

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East German Shopping Bag – made from Purina Dog Chow bags.

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CJ and Lisa took up with project.

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Completed East German Shopping Bags – lined with dog chow bags, to spills contained.

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That concludes this shift of Sewing Rebellion production in New Orleans. 

Frau Fiber visits Lancaster PA Chapter

2009/04/11

I had the pleasure of visiting the Lancaster PA chapter last weekend!  Deb and Rob, do a great job of organizing and keeping the Stop Shopping, Start Sewing movement alive!

 

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Lancaster chapter instruction notebook.

 

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The Blue Dress – starts as a skirt.

 

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The Blue Dress – marking the new seams.

 

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The Blue Dress – finished.

 

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Rob’s mended hat!

 

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Deb’s old shirt gets new buttons.

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upon completion Deb earns a button patch.

 

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Repair is complete.

 

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the making of a summer shirt.

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Wearing the summer shirt.

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Frau Fiber and the Forever, Fun, Friends collective.

Sewing Rebellion @ Proteus Gowanus

2009/04/11

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A first time sewer gets some tips on how to alter her t-shirt.

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Hand sewing group in the main gallery.

 

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Frank’n Fashion bust and torso swap

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Frank’n Fashion sleeve swap.

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A proud participant show’s off her beautifully hand mended jeans!

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Busy back room @ PG where the sewing machines were in constant use.

 

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Participant models her newly altered shirt – shorter and narrower.

 

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Before The Sweater Doctor mends a much loved child’s blanket.

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After the mend.

 

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And it all happened while it was a beautiful day on the canal!