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Occupy Your Threads Sew-In

What:
  • Occupy Your Threads: Sew-In
When:
  • December 10th, 2011
  • Saturday
  • Following the GA (2:30 pm)
Where:
  • Big Muddy IMC
  • 214 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL
Who:
  • Occupy Carbondale
  • Recreation Committee
Cost:
  • FREE
Have torn, worn, or even holy threads?   Want to jazz up that drab sweater? How about just saving money by being thrifty and crafty! Learn to sew with Occupy Carbondale! Bring old clothes and learn to mend them with friends and fun. There will be punch and pie!

Up-Cycle Fiber Art Workshop

What:
  • Up-Cycle Fiber Collage
When:
  • December 3rd, 2011
  • Saturday
  • Following the GA (2:30 pm)
Where:
  • Big Muddy IMC
  • 214 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL
Who:
  • Sarah Shoot
  • Occupy Carbondale
  • Recreation Committee
Cost:
  • FREE

This workshop is designed to inspire individuals to make fiber collages out of recycled materials. You will be given a plethora of materials that assists in the construction of a mind blowing fabric collage. Examples of materials you will find are:

fabric, thread, embroidery, floss, glue, glitter, feathers, old lace, maps & other found paper, buttons, etc.etc.etc…..

Up-Cycling fabric collages will be made on a cardboard; if you wish this project to be 2-dementinal. If you can think of additional supplies that might be handy PLEASE feel free to bring them along.

At the end of the workshop participants can either keep their project or donate it to our Art Show. The art show will be raising money for the Occupy Carbondale movement.

If you have an interest in attending please comment on this post so we can know how many to expect.

Trash Art

On Novemeber 19, 2011 the Recreation Committee held a teach-in on how to turn trash into art. We melted plastic bags down to sheets and then formed them into bags. For those of you who attended I hope you had a good time! If you would like to try this at home all you need is: an iron, baking paper, plastics bags, ironing surface, and an idea.