OFFSITE: Decorative Visible Mending at Sociable Cider Werks • Wednesday, May 8, 5 – 7 pm

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Wednesday, May 8, 5 – 7 pm

Shannon Twohy

We’re bringing back Decorative Visible Mending! Whether you’ve joined us before, or are new to Visible Mending, you’ll have a great time with us at Sociable Cider Werks. Join us for a “craft” brewery event on upcycling and mending! Breathe life into your moth-eaten, worn out, scuffed, or stained clothing items by learning the basic skills of visible mending. Using an embroidery hoop and colorful floss, learn to patch, weave, and apply decorative cover-up stitches to your favorite clothing items. Leave class with a visible mending sampler full of techniques to reference when embarking on future mending projects.

All supplies are provided. Bring a clothing item from home to mend or create a sampler on scrap fabric from Textile Center’s stash. Visible mending techniques work best on light to mid-weight woven and knit fabrics, such as jeans, t-shirts, and socks. This event takes place in the Sociable Cider Werks taproom, where you are welcome to enjoy a cider, seltzer, or bite to eat! Well behaved dogs are welcome in the tap room and patio spaces only.

Pre-registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcomed to join!

*This class is located at Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Parking is available in the lot in front of their building.

We encourage participants to support Sociable and purchase a cider, seltzer, beer, or NA beverage when you come for class!

Instructor Bio:

Shannon Twohy works as a director, playwright, artistic instructor, and actor in the Twin Cities where she covers new ground in adaptations of existing theater work while creating and cultivating contemporary, ensemble-based collaborative work. Her stage work includes special focus on disability and redefining who partakes in the artistic process.

Shannon found a passion for embroidery arts after spending hours at hospital waiting rooms while her father underwent treatment for cancer. Shannon sees this tangible medium as an extension to explore the grieving process, pop culture, her past and future all through the lens of what is widely seen as a “woman’s craft.” Shannon is self-taught in the artistry of embroidery and often leans on influences of woodblock prints, pop culture, religious artifacts, and human anatomy as she attempts to “paint” or “carve” with thread. Shannon co-founded the fiber arts collective, The Snips. Shannon’s first solo exhibition, Saints of the Abattoir (2021), was met with critical acclaim where her work was described as, “Heironymus Bosch but with a feminist twist.” Beyond embroidery, Shannon also practices with ceramics, painting, and mixed media.  Shannon received a B.A in Theatre Arts and Film from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.


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SKU: FY25 Adult Classes Sociable Cider Werks: Decorative Visible Mending May 2024 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , ,

Due to the nature of these events and the advanced planning required, refunds will not be granted.

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