Faux Frau Steven Frost rocks! check out this video on the Boulder Chapters Mend America stitch in.
Archive for January, 2017
Looking back @ The Silk Strike, Paterson NJ 1913
the fought for: 3-8’s WORK, REST, PLEASURE
Skilled immigrant labor
cut across traditional lines of craft and sex
The convergence between art, socialism, the women’s movement and the industrial union movement, the personal and the political defined the silk strike of 1913. The feminist movement and the industrial union movement were transforming America in 1913; IWW strikes and the battle for women’s suffrage were the symptoms and the instruments of progress.
2017: how many workers in the gig economy have 8 hours of work, 8 hours of rest and 8 hours of pleasure?
silk mill workers assemble for a rally outside the Botto House.
STOP SHOPPING START MAKING & WEARING
Body Banners: personal free speech wearables.
frau fiber’s sample Kaftan Body Banner, made from t-shirts, jersey remnants and muslin.
- Materials: MAKE DO
- Techniques: stencil / simple rectangle garments, up-cycling over printing on t-shirts.
- Stencil your message on a:
- t-shirt, cape
- halter tops
Saturday Feb. 11, 12-4 pm The Center, Long Beach CA. Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s
Library participants made Boulder Bicycle Caps
Gloria, Emma, Marbely, Jokson and Chase.
Sunday Feb. 19, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA. Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s.
anonymous Body Banner participants:
Tuesday Feb. 21, 6-8 pm, Maker Hub, Harper Hall, Colonnades Neighborhood, Elon University, Elon NC
Saturday Feb. 25, 11 am – 3 pm, Thank You For Coming, 3416 Glendale Blvd LA. Hosted by Los Angeles Faux Frau’s and Frau Fiber.