Designtex X Weaving Hand: Weaving and Sewing Gatherings
As part of the second annual New York Textile Month, Weaving Hand and Designtex will propose a community oriented weaving event which will shed light on waste produced by the textile industry. The two part event will take place at the Designtex headquarters in SoHo giving visitors a look into how textiles are made through participatory weaving events.
Part 2: The Sewing Gathering September 28, 2017 4pm-7pm
Part two of the evert will focus on making products out of the textiles woven during the Weaving Gathering. For this part of the event we will partner with Black Girls Sew, a non for profit which focuses on providing a positive influence on the lives of young girls through sewing, design, and entrepreneurship. During the Sewing Gathering, participants will have the opportunity to sew a tote bag, a pillow, or a coin purse from the zero waste textiles produced earlier in the month. Volunteers from Black Girls Sew will be there along with Weaving Hand and Designtex to provide sewing instructions for everyone.
We have called these events the Weaving and Sewing Gathering because traditionally weaving and sewing were done in a community environment. The physical craft provided a place for exchanging ideas, techniques, cultures, crafts, communities, and more. We feel that by emulating this type of community we can better help people understand the complexities of the textile industry and as well of the power of collaborative work environments. We look forward to engaging with different communities through the simple joys of hand making.
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