Archive for June, 2010

June Production

2010/06/12

June Production Memo:

Greetings from Greensboro, in the heart of former milling industries in the United States, for the month of June, I will be sewing with the People at Revolution Textiles, at http://elsewhereelsewhere.org

This month’s instruction THE SHIRT APRON was inspired by a friend in New Orleans, Ms Dawn., I hope you enjoy the outcome; it’s really simple, fast and works great!  Send an email Fraufiber@gmail.com, to get your PDF of instructions.

The Joshua Tree Music Festival inspired a new Chapter of the Sewing Rebellion, in the High Desert! We are currently looking for meeting space and people who are interested in helping to organize, if you contact Fraufiber@gmail.com.

Have a great summer, Stop shopping, Keep Sewing!

Frau Fiber

Brooklyn Chapter

3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.

June 26 and 27 the Sewing Rebellion, Frank’n Fashion and more @
“Williamsburg Walks a car-free event on Bedford Avenue intended to make attendees rethink their public space and to offer a space to celebrate the neighborhood. The event is organized by Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and the L Magazine with the support of Project for the Public Spaces and of the New York City Department of Transportation Weekend Walks Program.

http://www.williamsburgwalks.org/about/

http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Chicago Chapter

Third Sunday of the Month, 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

Los Angeles Chapter

Friday June 25, 6:30-9 pm
Hands on 3rd 8377 W. 3rd Street, LA 323.655.0515
Lancaster PA Chapter
The Lancaster Chapter has evolved into other great community sewing projects in the Lancaster area, and those ideas were planted here.  http://lancastersewingrebellion.blogspot.com/

Santa Rosa Chapter

Second Thursday 6-8 pm, 
 Village Sewing, 210 Goddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, CA.

http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.wordpress.com/

The Sewing Rebellion furthers the emancipation 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.

Bring garments to swap, 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

tablecloth circle skirt

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.