Mend & Befriend

Fri, May 20, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
We are looking for friends and neighbors of all ages to help us build a community that fosters: sharing, mending, learning, self-reliance, friendships, zero waste, re-use, and repair.

MEND & BEFRIEND will be a recurring event that evolves over time based on our needs and talents
When:  Friday May 20, 2022 at the Sebastopol Grange at 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12, Sebastopol, from 4:30-6:30 pm, open to Grange members and others of all ages.

We ask that participants bring clothes or fabric items that need repair and also sewing supplies if you have any.  We can help each other learn mending techniques both basic and decorative like embroidery and Sashiko: The Japanese Art of Mending Fabric with Beautiful Stitches.  In addition please bring any yard tools that you would like to mend.

In addition, please bring any clean clothing items or fabric that you would like to put out for our clothes/fabric swap.  If the item has a special story behind it, you can opt to write a small note about it and pin to your offering.
We will supply the following: extra sewing supplies, material scraps, project ideas (picnic pouch or utensil pouch made from scrap material) and a snack.

We ask that you bring the following: a mask for when in close proximity to others while inside, your own plate and silverware & a sandwich or something to go with the snack we provide, and a basket or bag for taking home your projects and any clothes you pick from the swap.

A donation jar will be circulated so that we can continue to support the maintenance of our Grange Hall.
Wanted – community members with tool repair and small electronic repair skills  or check out