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Re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose—that's the theme of this class! You will start with re-purposing a pair of jeans: get your scissors out, save the pocket and pants legs, and invent your own tote bag!
You will learn basic sewing machine skills on BARN's sewing machines in the process, and you'll get ideas for using hand-stitching and other techniques, too. From there, we will share other examples of up-cycling fashion from thrift stores or your own wardrobe, allowing you to design your own projects. BARN Fiber artists will be there to mentor you along your way.
Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.