Posts Tagged 'Sashiko'

Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Sustainable Fashion in Community Practice: TAC’s Make It, Mend It Club

Before the era of fast fashion and mass production of clothing, mending was a skill and practice men and women participated in on a regular basis. Most people bought fabric and made their own clothing. With a limited number of

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Work In Progress: Ali Smith from Salt & Still

We had an especially inspiring fall at TAC Manhattan with  Work In Progress resident, Ali Smith, of Salt and Still!     Ali works with traditional techniques such as quilting, embroidery and natural dyeing, inspired from the natural and magic world. Her creations, including quilts,

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Work In Progress: Ali Smith from Salt & Still

We had an especially inspiring fall at TAC Manhattan with  Work In Progress resident, Ali Smith, of Salt and Still!     Ali works with traditional techniques such as quilting, embroidery and natural dyeing, inspired from the natural and magic world. Her creations, including quilts,

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Staff Picks: Sashiko Embroidery

Photo Credit: Craftsy These decorative stitching patterns, while visually gorgeous are also… wait for it… TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL. Sashiko means “little stabs” in Japanese. It is a decorative reinforcing technique traditionally used to repair worn places or tears with patches, usually utilizing

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Staff Picks: Sashiko Embroidery

Photo Credit: Craftsy These decorative stitching patterns, while visually gorgeous are also… wait for it… TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL. Sashiko means “little stabs” in Japanese. It is a decorative reinforcing technique traditionally used to repair worn places or tears with patches, usually utilizing

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New Year, New Skills

I love starting new and fresh. Like when you get  a new notebook and you can’t wait to know what will end up filling the pages. Or moving to a new apartment and wondering where’s going to be your new

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New Year, New Skills

I love starting new and fresh. Like when you get  a new notebook and you can’t wait to know what will end up filling the pages. Or moving to a new apartment and wondering where’s going to be your new

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Boro + Sashiko – The Art of Mending

There are some things that I personally think should not be lost to the convenience of low-cost/high-speed consumer production. Most of the fabrics that make up my life (sheets, jeans, jackets, blankets, socks) all get pretty roughed up and, although

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Boro + Sashiko – The Art of Mending

There are some things that I personally think should not be lost to the convenience of low-cost/high-speed consumer production. Most of the fabrics that make up my life (sheets, jeans, jackets, blankets, socks) all get pretty roughed up and, although

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