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April 22, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Graphic in blues and greens showing embroidery examples and program details
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Look, Learn, & Create: Repair What You Wear with Paige St-Pierre (Main Library)

Saturday, April 22, 2023

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Space is limited. Please see signup information near the bottom.

Get inspired with an Earth Day tour at the Schack Art Center, and then come on over to the Main Library and use that inspiration to artfully Repair What Your Wear.

The Schack will offer docent-led art tours of the exhibit A Precarious Edge from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. starting every 30 minutes. No registration is required for the tours. Join one at: 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, or 12:30. 
'A Precarious Edge' is a personal vision of the current state of our environment. The exhibit explores aspects of the natural environment via abstract and hopeful works of art. 

Then, join sustainable art-focused fiber artist Paige St-Pierre to learn how to make an impact by repairing rather than replacing clothing and other cloth household items.

Sustainable Fashion is the fashion you already own. Extending the life of clothes by an extra nine months of active use would reduce carbon, water, and waste footprints by around 20–30% each.  

On Earth Day, 2023, learn to repair what you have, rather than buying new. Redesign an existing item of clothing or household textile to save money and the planet.

Hands on skills to learn during the workshop: 

  • Fabric identification
  • How to sew on buttons
  • Creative ways to reclaim textiles and turn them into wearable art

Materials needed:
Bring a used cotton T shirt or pair of jeans or a household textile with a small hole or rip in need of a simple repair.

To join one of the two sessions at the library, sign up for a spot here starting on March 25. This program is geared to adults, but youth 12 and over may join in with a participating adult. Sign up for either the 12 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. session.

The Schack Art Center is located at 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201. Street parking is free in downtown Everett with a 90-minute limit, or you can use the Everpark Garage one block north of Schack Art Center at 2815 Hoyt Avenue. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays.

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