Work in Process
A cotton twill weave work smock worn by a teacher in 1920s France displays mendings from multiple hands. Artist Reed McLaren continues to darn this piece with her own signature stitches in the exhibition, Repair and Design Futures. Talk with McLaren about how her hand contributes to the life and story of the garment, along with techniques and supplies used to darn.
Free with admission.
Reed McLaren is a Providence-based visual artist turned textile enthusiast whose deep affection for natural materials and their sustainable quality led her to uncover the lost arts of garment grooming and mending. She employs various techniques to revive and maintain these garments and seeks to share these practices with others and help weave a deeper appreciation of garment care back into everyday life. reedmclaren.com