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Visible Mending with Maddy Bartsch (In-Person)


Maddy Bartsch


Date & Time: October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Class Fee: $30.00
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner


Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States
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  People have turned to mending to extend the functionality and life of their textiles for thousands of years. That tradition continues today with a call to action to care for your clothing and keep textiles out of the landfill and in your closet. We’ll talk through picking the right mend for your project, techniques for repair, what supplies you’ll need, and how to feel confident taking on whatever your closet throws at you. Bring items from home to mend and join our fantastic instructor, Maddy Bartsch, who has worked with fabrics and textiles all the way from the sheep to the finished product. We love having Maddy teach with us! And you’ll love the new sewing skills Maddy will be sharing with you, to make your mending fun and beautiful! **Students have the option of purchasing a basic mending kit from the instructor. This kit includes:

Naturally dyed fabric patches, multiple weights of needles, a needle threader, pins, tailors chalk and a small ruler. Plus, the instructor will offer access to different weights of yarn/thread which she will bring along for those students purchasing an optional kit.

***Please indicate when completing registration form if you will be purchasing a $15 kit under the “additional information, order notes” portion of the registration form. Students to bring: Basic Supplies for Mending and Darning which can include:

  • Items to mend, darn, or repair
  • Thread, Yarn
  • Patches/fabric for patching
  • Sewing Needles
  • Darning Needles or Tapestry Needles
  • Thimble (if you use one)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  •  Embroidery hoop or darning egg
  • Fabric pencil/chalk/marking tool
  • Ruler or tape measure

Please bring water/snacks if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.

Please note: We’ve changed how each student pays for the material used during each in-person class.  Each registration fee now combines the material fee and the instructor fee.  We’ve made this change based on feedback from instructors and participants: instructors can focus more on teaching their class, and students don’t need to remember to bring the material fee to pay directly to the instructor.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!  

How we are keeping you safe during Covid-19

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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