Make Sustainably: Practice the Art of Bricolage

Jan 29, 2023 2:00PM—3:30PM

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Bricolage is simply using what you have to make something new. Most of us have an inventory of craft supplies, fabrics/clothes we no longer wear, and household items we no longer use just waiting for a project. So, let’s make it happen! In this class – which is also a challenge – you’ll find the inspiration to make something using only what you have on hand. Whether that turns out to be a garment, an accessory, or something else, you’ll be creating sustainably by bringing new life to unused supplies.

This is a two-session class. Mary will share some of the projects she created using sustainable strategies during Session 1 and talk about her process, how she chooses and approaches her materials, and the techniques she uses to make them work. Nearly a month later, we’ll meet again for “show & tell” to see what you’ve created from your “stash”.

Mary Ray loves making things and inspiring others to do the same. Her sewing career is long and wide: She was a manager and buyer for an independent fabric retailer and a rep for a wholesale fabric importer. She designed and made custom bridalwear. She was an associate editor at Threads Magazine and a frequent contributor. She was also an instructor in the Applied Design Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Currently, she is a Craftsy instructor and, as she has for years, she continues to present programs and workshops around the country.

$50 – $60

Additional Supply Fee: None.

Scholarship Available: No.

Level: Beginner

Number of Students: 7 – 40

Required Supplies: None

Class schedule:

  • This virtual class will meet from 2 to 3:30 pm EST on Sunday, January 29, 2023, AND on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
  • You will receive the information you’ll need to join us online in your registration confirmation email.
  • The class will be recorded and you’ll have access to the recordings through March 25, 2023.