Darn It! Creative Mending for Beginners • Thursday, May 2, 6 – 8:30 pm

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Thursday, May 2, 6 – 8:30 pm

Riley Kleve

Holes in your favorite jeans or socks getting you down? Don’t throw them away — Darn them back to life and help preserve them for years to come! Learn basic mending techniques for woven and knit fabrics. Using a needle and yarn, weave (aka darn) small patches to cover holes and damaged areas of fabric and clothing. Learn ways to work with color and weave structure to make mending a creative expression. Students are encouraged to bring an item of clothing in need of mending, and the instructor will talk through how to approach mending it. Beginners welcome!

Materials fee is $6, payable to instructor at the time of class.

**See supply list of items to bring to class**

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Instructor Bio:

Riley Kleve (they/them) is a nonbinary craft artist and educator in Minneapolis. Their work in handspun yarn, weaving, knitting, and embroidery mines archives and historic textile techniques to create a queerer vision of the future. Their art often invites the viewer to participate in craft traditions in a new way. Riley has taught classes at Textile Center, the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, American Swedish Institute, and independently. Their approach to teaching pairs play and experimentation with history and technique, allowing students to learn a skill in a way that feels natural to them. Outside of the classroom and gallery, Riley runs Better Days Yarn Co., contributes to Spin Off Magazine, and is a member of Embodied Material and facilitator for Queer Threads. Riley holds a BA in Studio Art and Curatorial Practice from Hampshire College (MA) and is in the process of obtaining a Master Spinner Certificate from Olds College.

rileykleve.com | Betterdaysyarn.co | @betterdaysyarn

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Withdrawal Policy

If you need to withdraw from class and you send a withdrawal request at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you may receive a refund (minus a $25 processing fee). Alternatively, you may transfer your full tuition to another currently listed class or convert your full tuition into a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center.

We are unable to provide a refund or make a tuition transfer if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop, except in the case of illness or health risk (please see COVID-19 tuition transfer policy here). In this case, your tuition can be converted to a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation if you request one.

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