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Re:Fashion

Yesterday I spent the day hanging out with an amazing team of people from Fibershed and Apparel Arts for the Re:Fashion workshop in Oakland, CA. Attendees learned mending, embroidery and eco-printing techniques to turn lifeless old, and sometimes beloved, garments into new ones.

I took the opportunity to learn a bit of Boro style Sashiko mending, using discarded pockets from old blue jeans. I’m thinking I’ll turn them into cool little coin purses.

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But by far, the most inspirational station was the eco-printing. It was run by Monica Medeiros, a Vallejo based printer and fiber artist. Below are some shots of the gorgeous prints created using flowers and bugs. I am really excited to try more of this!

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