Sewing Rebellion Maneuvers @ Haystack

Sewing Rebellion Maneuvers: basic training for future Faux Frau’s.

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The time is now! Take up your sewing machines and hand sewing needles honoring the labor behind the label. Under the direction of Frau Fiber participants will undertake a series of basic sewing, mending and fashion hacking maneuvers with the intention of training and initiating participants to become Faux Frau’s*.  Learn to mend with contrasting colors, drawing attention to extend the life of the garments you wear.  Modify your clothing, turn your jeans into shorts when the knee holes get too big; turn your t-shirts into shopping bags; and an old table cloth into a skirt.  Keep a lookout for unwanted cloth and make yourself an apron, poncho or Frisbee.  Be proud, share and wear your mended and self-made clothing with pride!

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*http://fauxfrautraining.wordpress.com   At the completion of this course you have the option of swearing into the order of the Faux Frau’s and consider how to instigate a Sewing Rebellion in your own community.

 

Puns and Slogans

Haystack Sewing Rebellion Puns

I’m frayed knot

Slash and Spread

Rags to Riches

Know when to fold them

Looking for a needle @ haystack

Babies have pockets and they don’t even know how to use their hands

My period was older than some friends

Because I said sew

Sure Footed

Sew Mean

Sew going to work

When you sew you practice attachment

Sewers are head of the curve

Matching is bourgeois

Just Sew

Sew Cool

Sew Mates for Life

Take you through a rough patch

Make it sew

Sewers maintain the bottom line

 

 

Training outcomes 

Banners:

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Haystack Sewing Rebellion:

 

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Stonington Sewing Rebellion @ 44 Northern Coffee

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Mending and Making do

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Penny Pinching

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The Frau Doll – with help from Nell,  Ellen and Terra from Tiny and Shiny studio.

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Pay what you want wall – raised funds for sewing machine repair.

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Production walls

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Haystack Machines with new covers and named after women activist from history.

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This machine is named after Mary Beasom Bishop one of the founders of Haystack.

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