Visible Mending for Sustainability Workshop


9:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 11
(one session workshop)

Denise DeGidio, guest instructor
$85 registration fee
Registration for this workshop includes mending kit and plenty of extra material.

Explore the fundamentals of Visible Mending on denim in this 4-hour course outlining three ways to mend your loved and worn denim garments. The course will cover the basics by making a ‘mend sampler’ that demonstrate various ways to mend in future projects.
The course will introduce historical and traditional ways of stitching on fabric as well as how to think about design and mending as it relates to sustainability.
Students are encouraged to bring questions about personal mends and are welcome to bring along a garment for discussions about how to best approach making their beloved denim into something special (there may not be class time to mend personal garments as it takes time to learn the techniques).

Denise DeGidio lives in Northwestern Wisconsin and holds a Master of Visual Arts Degree in Fiber Art. Denise has been working with fiber for over 25 years – in particular clothing, textile, knitwear, natural dyes, and surface design, and has traveled around the country and internationally studying this medium. Denise has been a fibers instructor in higher education as well as teaching independent classes and workshops around the Midwest. She appreciates using traditional craft and techniques to stay connected with how these methods and materials have been used over time by various cultures. Nature often inspires her work as it surrounds her daily, and Denise incorporates the elements of art and principles of design to bring inspirations to life. You can see more of Denise’s work @metalandwool on Instagram and a course archive and portfolio on her website:

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