11:00 am - 3:00 pm
A Verb for Keeping Warm
We’re partnering with our amazing friends at A Verb for Keeping Warm, a beautiful shop focused on fiber, community, and preservation of longstanding textile traditions, for Love Your Neighborhood Day 2016!
Love your Neighborhood Day is a day long block party! Traffic will be closed from 11am to 4pm on San Pablo Avenue from Ashby to Stanford to keep the streets open for people to walk, bike, skate, dance and play in the street!
To participate in the merriment, we’re hosting a mending circle that will take place outside in front of the shop. We invite people to bring ripped or torn clothing that needs patching, along with a needle and thread. We’ll have expert menders onsite to answer questions and teach you how to hand sew patches onto your well worn goods. It’s a free, productive, fun, therapeutic and community building activity that we can’t wait to share with you.
Special thanks to the expert menders who are joining us:
Miriam Dym, founder of Logo Removal Service, works at the intersection of making and unmaking. She has been a mender for most of her life and is delighted to help others pick up the habit. Learn more at www.logoremovalservice.com.
Amy Jenkins, an expert sewer based in Oakland, CA, uses hand and machine sewing techniques to make a variety of small batch items such as custom garments, kitchen accessories, and plush toys. Her work is available for sale online and at popup markets. Learn more at www.customfitsbest.com.