MINI MAKERIE with heidi parkes
four spools of thread
stretch & woven fabric
two embroidery hoops
handmade fiber bowls
Heidi’s mending zine
A thimble that fits your ring finger (and/or middle finger) I like the Clover Protect and Grip
Clothes & Home Goods to mend! Bring yours and those of friends and family. Stretch, denim, knits, and woven will be covered in class. Bring the item that looks beyond repair. Bring quilts, rugs, and coats too. If you’re unsure about bringing something, email Heidi directly with a photo.
*Optional: Bring an item to ‘hack.’ Some garments are soooo close to being loved, but just aren’t right. This isn’t a class on ‘tailoring,’ but we can play with some items that would otherwise be given away. Examples: thickening and item with an extra layer of fabric and quilting it to improve the drape. Changing a cardigan to a sweater, or vice versa. Changing a neckline. Adding pockets to anything. Making a crop top from a sweater, with a finished edge. Swants? (making pants from a sweater) Email Heidi if you’re unsure about a hack, or to check if it requires any extra materials.
*Optional: While we will provide some fabric, you may need to bring additional fabric for patches, or unique repairs, especially if you want a particular color or fabric type for the mend. If you own something you think would work, bring it, if you’re headed to the store, email Heidi first.
*Optional: If you have them, bring some of your favorite sewing notions and thread.
notepad & pen
Optional Pre-Retreat Study:
Hold Still by Sally Mann
Anything Written by Brene Brown
(Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection are my personal favorites)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*please email Heidi directly with questions about materials