Teen Workshop: Visible Mending


July 11, 2024 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn the art of visible mending as you complete a mending project of your own.

Event Details

Join textile artist and mender Benjamin Sorrell for a step-by-step workshop on the sustainable art of repairing holes and worn areas of fabric with ornamental stitching. This program is intended for ages 13 and up but is open to all ages and skill levels. Materials are provided, but you can also bring your own clothing items to mend. The Teen Workshop series occurs alternating Thursdays throughout the summer. Activities are included with Museum admission.

About Family Programs

Family programs provide educational and engaging activities for young Texans and their caregivers. Events are designed to bring families together, spark conversations and provide opportunities for growth and development.

About the Artist

Benjamin Sorrell is a multi-disciplinary artist from Corpus Christi. He is a printmaker and fiber artist interested in relief printmaking, textile printing, and visible garment mending.

In 2017, Benjamin's family's history of craft inspired him to become a garment mender, leading to a love of textile art, patching, darning, and Japanese Sachiko stitching. He uses these tools as inspiration and a basis for his art. He advocates minimizing textile waste by moving towards garment maintenance, recycling, and repair.

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