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April 17, 2024 5:00–7:00 pm
Trent Semans Center, 6th Floor
Textile Arts

SOM: Mindful Mending

Taught by River Takada

Our registration system has changed!

Going forward, registration for all Duke Arts Create workshops will now be processed through the Duke University Box Office. To streamline this transition, we have prepared a user guide that will walk you through the new registration process. Watch the video here.

About the Workshop

Learn time-honored Japanese Sashiko techniques for mending and repairing damaged textiles. Participants are encouraged to bring 2-3 items that need simple mending alterations that can be done by hand. If you don’t have an item of clothing to bring, you can practice on provided swatches, transforming fabric scraps into thoughtful art.

Techniques such as hemming jeans, mending a rip, sewing on a button, etc., will be covered. Supplies provided include hand sewing needles, Sashiko thread, Sashiko stitching handouts, and hand dyed fabric scraps. All levels are welcome and no sewing experience is required!

About the Instructor

River Takada is a Japanese American artist and craft teacher. River makes a variety of mixed media art focusing on material reuse, and sells locally at markets and online under her business, Rivtak, established in 2007. She teaches crafts to adults and kids focused in textiles, sewing, dyeing and printing.

Find more info at www.rivtak.com.

About the Location

This workshop will meet 6th floor of the Trent Seman Center.

Address: 8 Searle Center Dr, Durham, NC 27710

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).