1:00 PM13:00

Visible Mending: A Lesson on Boro Stitching to Repair Loved and Worn Textiles

The textiles that we surround ourselves with, in our home and on our body define our life and sensibilities. In a culture of mass produced, fast fashion and textile trends that are easily replaced it is important to understand the work and craftsmanship that goes in to thoughtful textile production. 

In this workshop we will explore the philosophy of visible mending through the Japanese technique of Boro stitching. Visible mending is used to prolong the life of your textiles, while preserving the moment in time and location in which the wear occurred.

The workshop, taught by Pink Building resident artist Kelly Kye, will teach you the techniques to repair your chosen textile as well as ideas for future mending work.  Needles, thread and various repairing fabrics will be provided.  Participants are asked to bring the textile(s) that they wish to repair.  The class is $35 and space is limited, please RSVP to or purchase your space here.

Kelly Kye received her Masters of Art + Design at NC State University and BFA with a concentration in Fibers and Surface Design at East Carolina University. She has studied Boro with fibers advocate and founder of Slow Fibers Studio, Yoshiko Wada.

Kye has worked in textile manufacturing (large and small) and fibers research for the past decade. She calls Raleigh home, working on her passion of growing her quilt business, KYE + HARDY and teaching fibers workshops in the area.

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10:00 AM10:00

High School Fiber Arts Workshop - Design, Cut, Stitch!

In this high school art + design workshop, students will explore the field of fiber arts through collage. Participants will learn stitching techniques, compositional skills and color theory. This hands-on workshop will provide a strong foundation for students interested in creating future design projects in fiber arts and fashion.

The class will be taught through NC State Design Lab.

Please check out the link for full details + registration. 

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