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Celebrate Workers!

2018/04/28

Celebrating International Workers Day all month long, the Sewing Rebellion will be providing instruction on the making of shirt aprons!

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Sunday May 6, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

May 22, 4-7 pm, inventHQ 6 Garden Center, Broomfeild, Co

Sunday May 6, 12-4 pm, Paper Machine 6330 St. Claude Ave, NOLA (NOLA will be making piece work pillow cases)

Saturday May 12, 11 am – 2 pm, Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA

Thursday May 10, 4-7 pm, Baldwin Hills Public Library http://www.lapl.org/branches/baldwin-hills 

Saturday May 19, 10:30 am -1:30 pm, The Main branch of Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach CA.  Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s

Every Sunday of the month, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, TBA

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Spring Cleaning

2018/04/05

 

Suggested Activity:  Spring Cleaning and solving the problem of the t-shirt. Bring your old t-shirts and transform them into yarn for making pot holders, wash cloths, and towels.  

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Samples by Faux Frau Krista Feld

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, TBD,

Boulder, Co: Boulder Public Library BLDG 61 Makers Space, Sunday April 8, 2:30-5:30 pm

Baldwin Hills, Ca: Baldwin Hills Library, Thursday April  12, 3-7 pm

Long Beach, Ca:  ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, 5-9 pm, April 8, 22, 29

Long Beach, Ca: The Studio, Main Branch Library, Saturday April 21, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Los Angeles: California African American Museum, Sunday April 15, 12-4 pm

New Orleans, LA: Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude Ave,  Sunday April 8, 12-4 pm, Sunday April 8

Santa Monica, Ca: Camera Obscura Art Lab, Saturday April 14, 11 am – 2 pm

Sewing Rebellions in March

2018/03/02

Suggested Activity:  Commemorating the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, Frau Fiber wants you to transform a men’s dress shirt into a Triangle Shirtwaist blouse

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, 6-7:30 pm, Tuesday March 20,  “Rugged Wears” denim repairs

Boulder,  Co: Boulder Public Library BLDG 61 Makers Space, Sunday March 4, 2:30-5:30 pm

Baldwin Hills, Ca: Baldwin Hills Library, 3-7 pm, Thursday March 8

Long Beach, Ca:  ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, 5-9 pm  March 4, 11, 18 and  on March 25,  FF Krista will host Triangle shirtwaist commemoration on the 107th anniversary.   5-9 pm sewing and screening of the True Cost about 7 pm. 

Long Beach, Ca: The Studio, Main Branch Library, Saturday March 17, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

New Orleans, LA: Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude Ave, 12-4 pm, Sunday March 4 Making a simple shopping bag

Santa Monica, Ca: Camera Obscura Art Lab, Saturday March 10, 11 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

Infinity Scarf

2018/01/21

From the Boulder Chapter of the Sewing Rebellion, this great infinity scarf project.

 

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Instructional Video

 

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