WHEN: Sunday April 14th
WHERE: Ritual Apothecary
196 Charlotte St. Ptbo, ON
K9J 2T8
WHO: Stacey Sproule

Take Home Mending Supplies provided by Stacey Sproule
Food and drinks provided by Ritual Apothecary

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In this 2.5 hour workshop join Stacey Sproule in the discussion of mending philosophy, learn about how to mend garments visibly with intricate sashiko patterns, and quick and easy visible mends. All participants are encouraged to bring a ripped garment that needs repairs (woven fabrics work best, ie-jeans, button-up shirts, cotton dresses and skirts, any garment with minimal stretch. No stitching experience necessary- all other materials will be provided. 

Mend with wisdom, mend with love. It will mend the earth at the same time.' - Yoko Ono

Ever ripped a pair of cherished jeans? Busted the elbows out of the most comfortable button-down? Moth holes in a wool skirt? It was not that long ago most people mended out of necessity. Now we live in a world where we are drowning in 'fast and cheap' options rendering clothing nearly disposable. But mending is powerful, and empowering! The ancient Japanese practice of sashiko even gives the mender agency to create a work of art out of the damaged garment stitching intricate geometric designs onto the surface. We love our clothes, and we can show them even more love by repairing them.