About this Event
In this class, you’ll fight the forces of fast fashion by learning how to thread a needle, attach a button, darn a hole, and other basic hand sewing techniques to make your clothes last longer. Come save both your wallet and the environment, no sewing machine required. All levels are welcome (no experience necessary)!
Meg Hathaway, mending guru and former DC EcoWomen board member, will discuss and/or demonstrate various mending techniques, followed by Q&A. You’re welcome to come and listen, or to bring any items on which you want mending advice (feel free to bring along a needle and thread)! Time permitting, we’ll discuss ideas for your next project.
Location: The West End DC Public Library branch is about a 5-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro or 15-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro.
DC EcoWomen events are open to women and those who identify as women, including members of the LGBTQ community and gender-fluid individuals.
About the Instructor
Meg Hathaway, a former DC EcoWomen board member, is a senior regulatory specialist on pesticide policy at the Environmental Protection Agency by day and hobby dabbler by night! She also happens to be the daughter of a professional costume designer, which meant she grew up wearing incredibly badass Halloween costumes. Meg sadly never took to sewing as much as her mom, but picked up some quick and dirty mending tricks to repair her clothing and save stuff from the trash. By teaching mending basics, she hopes to empower others to reclaim the joy of fixing things and reduce their environmental impact.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
West End Neighborhood Library, 2301 L Street Northwest, Washington, United States