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Get School'd: Mending A Hole - Learning The Practice of Repair

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Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

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The textile industry has become one of the world’s most dangerous, polluting industries, destroying valuable farmland, water sources, and species that rely on these resources. In order to put a halt on these destructive cycles, it is essential that we, as inhabitants of the earth, learn how our consumption of textiles affects the earth. Even more important is for us to acquire the skills necessary to preserve our existing garments.

This workshop welcomes all to come to The Gladstone with their garments in need of repair. and learn how to fix them. Attendees will get an introduction to mending techniques in order to confidently repair holes in their own clothing and other fabric objects. They will also gain an understanding of how their textile consumption and use can impact the planet. We will cover some key hand stitches and approaches for patching and darning holes. Through meditative and mindful stitches, menders can connect with their clothing in personalized ways, and bring home garments that are unique to their own expressions of care.

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Anita Cazzola is a textile and installation artist from Guelph, ON. Her work is generated in response to environmental degradation and perceptions of space. She completed her BFA at OCAD University in 2018, where she studied Sculpture and Installation and minored in Material Arts and Design with a focus in Textiles. Anita has begun to exhibit her works within Ontario in solo and group exhibitions including Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON; 10C, Guelph, ON; and Art in the Open Field, Toronto, ON.

Anita’s fascination with mending began in 2016, and she has since hosted several mending workshops. She has taken on a number of mending commissions, created an artist book on mending, written a research paper investigating the psychological, social, and environmental aspects of repair (Sustainability Through Repair, 2017), and has begun creating a series of mending zine publications. Her goal is to disseminate repair skills and knowledge with a wide variety of communities to encourage sustainable textile maintenance, and increase awareness of textile lifecycles.

Website: anitacazzola.format.com

Instagram: @neatcazzola

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Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

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