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Mending with Meaning with Emily Felderman
Emily Felderman Cleveland textile artist
Mending with Meaning with Emily Felderman
Mending with Meaning by Emily Felderman
Mending with Meaning with Emily Felderman

Amending and Mending with Meaning

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An evening of inspiration and learning with Emily Felderman

Join us as we welcome local textile artist extraordinaire Emily Felderman for an evening of Amending and Mending with Meaning.

Learn how to use simple embroidery techniques and fabric to impart character and, perhaps, a personal statement or two, into your wardrobe and/or to extend the life of a well-loved garment.

Bring in a pair of jeans, shirt or jean jacket - preferably not a knit - in need of panache or minor TLC, and Emily will share her super cool techniques of enhancing and visible mending. 

To learn more about Emily and see her work, visit her website  emilyfelderman.com or follow her on Instagram @emilyfelderman.


Artist Statement:

A running stitch is a simple line; it is an honest and forthright mark. No loud machines or protective gear required. Only a hand, needle and thread are needed. Stitches are both utilitarian and decorative. Women have used them to tell stories, record important occasions and to protect their families. Their collective knowledge inspires me to use metal to draw through fabric with thread. Stitches allow for meaningful connections, documenting, promoting sustainability and for raising our voices.

My exploration with textiles began when my Grandmother moved. She gave our family her fabric, buttons, silk thread, remarkably sharp shears and vintage notions. We were also given items from my Grandfather’s workshop. Our daughters and I washed the buttons, sorted them and made patterns. Together we cut fabric, designed, and stitched first by machine and then by hand. I quickly embraced the challenge and beauty of making stitches by hand.

 About this class:

  • When: Wednesday, May 18, 6:30-8:30pm at Bolt & Spool
  • Max class size: 10
  • Age: 14+ years old
  • Two hour class
  • Includes instruction, supplies, light refreshments
  • What to bring: clean woven garment in need of TLC or personal flair
  • Cost: $60

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