Mending Circle

The Mending Circle was an year-long project hosted by the Textile Arts Center, during which participants met monthly to share handwork techniques, mend decaying or broken garments, and create useable items from the remnants of items that were beyond saving. We also met to mended in a more abstract way: mending frayed edges between generations, how we relate to strangers in the city, and how we engage with the past. Each mending technique is linked to specific subjects of discussion which is mapped out in detail here.