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Stitch-at-Home Challenge: Make Do & Mend -  San Francisco School of Needlework and Design  •   San Francisco, California
February 2, 2019 - March 2, 2019

For this Stitch-at-Home Challenge, we asked our participants to consider their relationship with use and reuse. We asked them to mend, reclaim, repurpose, assemble, thrift, and blend.

Challengers addressed various themes: fast fashion, our relationship to clothes, and textile pollution and waste, the handworker economy.

Trends in reuse and recycling abound; countries are banning single-use plastic bags and straws left and right. Adaptive Reuse is an environmentally friendly and culturally trendy form of architecture (take the Tate Modern, London, for example), giving the dilapidated new life. What do these ideas bring to mind for you? What experiences prompt ideas of repurposing?

Like the informational pamphlet, Make Do and Mend, released by the British Ministry of Information during the resource scarcity of World War II, participants considered how to salvage, darn, and make new.


Venue Info:
San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
360 Post Street, Suite 604
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States