Visible Mending Workshop!

Join us on Thursday, April 11 from 4-6 pm for an afternoon of Visible Mending with writer, historian, and expert mender,  Kate Sekules (aka Dr. Mend).  We will learn about the fascinating history of mending and its importance to today’s sustainability movement. Bring a piece of your own clothing to repair and learn some simple techniques to preserve and co-design your wardrobe. Tea,  snacks, and mending supplies will be provided!

Kate Sekules is a mending advocate, activist, educator, and researcher. She is assistant professor of fashion history at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and of “Mending Fashion” at Parsons School of Design, and lectures frequently (Textile Society of America, American Studies Association, Association of Dress Historians, FIT, RISD, British Museum, etc). She hosts #MendMarch on Instagram as well as regular mending groups, and runs MAWG (Mending Archives Working Group), and, a crowd sourced world map. Sekules is author of MEND! A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto (Penguin, 2020), and her doctoral dissertation is titled A History and Theory of Mending (Bard Graduate Center, 2025).

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