Mend & Befriend program at the Grange

#2 – May 20, 2022

Mend and Befriend at the Grange

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, from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Where: the Sebastopol Grange – 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12, Sebastopol.
Who: 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.

Also consider bringing any small tools that you know how to fix or that you need to fix so that we can start thinking about expanding our mending.

We will supply the following: extra sewing supplies, material scraps, project ideas.

We ask that you bring the following: a mask for when in close proximity to others while inside, your own plate, cup and silverware & a snack if desired, plus 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 and sewing skills