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Practicing mending, fabrication, and sustainability while embracing the wabi-sabi concept of celebrating flaws and finding beauty in imperfection, participants in the second Make Mend II workshop will learn how to create tools including table looms, drop spindles, and knitting needles that will be used on unraveled, shredded, and transformed old clothing and cloth from the first workshop. The spinning circle from the first workshop will continue, and special guests will demonstrate and teach introductory weaving, knitting, and spinning skills. New participants are welcome, too! 

Make Mend II carries on the popular series of workshops in which faculty, staff, and students from the USC Roski School of Art and Design lead sessions on unraveling, spinning, weaving, stitching, needlework, and other techniques to renew, reuse, and repurpose textiles. No experience is necessary, and light refreshments will be served. 

Workshop Facilitators:  

China Adams, assistant professor of teaching 
Sherin Guirguis, professor of practice, art, and design; chair of foundation 
Haven Lin-Kirk, dean; professor of art and design 
Brian O’Connell, assistant professor of teaching and design; co-chair of design  
Julia Paull, associate professor of teaching and art; chair of art 4D 
Alexis Zoto, assistant professor of teaching and design; co-chair of design 

Related Events: 

Make Mend II: Unravel, Unwind  
Friday, September 8, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Watt Hall South Lawn 
For more info, click HERE

Make Mend II: WORK + Materials Barter Fair 
Friday, February 23, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Watt Hall Courtyard and South Lawn 
For more info, click HERE

Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Organized by the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Co-sponsored by the USC Fisher Museum of Art, the USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the Office of Sustainability.

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  • Grace Penhollow
  • Hannah Chu

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