9.29.2016

Kewl crafty community peeps ROCK

A couple of weekends ago, I got to see some of my FAV local crafty, upcycling peeps. There are so many great resources out there for upcycling, diverting waste, repairing... And for building your network when it comes to the local creative community.

Stop one was to the latest fabric sale at Our Social Fabric (OSF). OSF is in a new space that is lovely and filled with sewing awesomeness... Old patterns, notions, fabric, upholstery. You name it, they have it.



OSF is run by a team of super passionate volunteers. They are so fun, welcoming and helpful.



And they're starting to host workshops... Leah Price is a local reuser and recycler who has an upcoming freehand machine embroidery workshop coming up. Visit www.oursocialfabric.org for details.



Next up I visited Irina from Frameworq for one of her Textile Fix It / Clothing Repair Drop In events with special guest Heather from The Craft Lab at the Mount Pleasant Public Library. Irina sets up her sewing machine, threads, needles and more then guides people through simple repair projects. You show up, bring your own project and fix it - plus meet lovely new BFFs.



This is Michelle. We go way back... I met her at the book launch for 'Raw Crafts' at Book Warehouse on Main Street. She kicked butt at the Textile Fix It / Clothing Repair Drop In. Check out her nifty sashiko stitching! You can turn a rip or tear into a thing of beauty with some swanky stitch work.



I love all the neato people I've met through my whole upcycling, crafting and thrifting gig... Definitely check out Our Social Fabric, Frameworq and The Craft Lab. All super FAB peeps doing super FAB things!

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