Jun
16
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.

Tool Library quarterly planning meeting @ Capitol Hill Tool Library
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tool Library quarterly planning meeting @ Capitol Hill Tool Library

The Capitol Hill Tool Library’s next quarterly planning meeting will be on Sunday, June 16 from 7:00–9:00 PM.

We’ll discuss events, goals, and projects that we can tackle in the next few months. Lots has been going on, and we want to keep up the momentum!

All are invited; you don’t need to be a tool library volunteer or member to join. Just bring a passion for learning and for empowering our community.

You can also join virtually via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/izr-tgdu-opf

Jun
27
Thu
Darning class: Intro to the weave mend @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Darning class: Intro to the weave mend @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

When it comes to mending clothes, there are two basic techniques that can fix pretty much anything in your closet: darning and patching. There aren’t hard rules about when to choose a darn versus a patch. It’s more common to darn knits like sweaters and patch woven material like jeans, but you can patch a sweater and darn a pair of jeans — it’s up to you.

This class will focus on the most basic type of darning: a weave mend. No prior knowledge is needed. For entry-level darning, you only need to know one simple stitch: the running stitch (we’ll teach it at this class, but it’s easy — that classic dotted line made by just pushing the needle up and down in a straight line across the fabric).

MATERIALS ATTENDEES SHOULD BRING: Bring something you want to darn — and for this first mend, the hole shouldn’t be too big (probably under an inch across). The bigger the hole, the more challenging it is to darn, so to acquire the skill you want to start with smaller stuff that’s easier to manage.

MATERIALS THE TOOL LIBRARY WILL PROVIDE: Embroidery floss, and different thicknesses of yarn and darning supplies.

RSVP: We ask that you RSVP on our Meetup event here to confirm your spot. If the event is full or the time doesn’t work for you, have no fear, we will host more events soon – please join the waitlist to indicate interest and help us better serve you.

Jul
7
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.

Jul
21
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.

Aug
4
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.

Aug
18
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.

Sep
1
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.

Sep
22
Sun
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending and Repair Circle @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

Want to take in that skirt? Pair of pants you’ve been meaning to hem? Need to add a patch to your favorite jacket?

Come to the Mending and Repair Circle! Repair your clothes with the tools from our library with the assistance of the community. Sewing machines, fabric, and thread will be available free for use. Bring projects to work on, hangout in a social setting, and our facilitators will be happy to answer any sewing related questions.

No sewing experience? We will be happy to get you started on your project.

This is not a class format; questions will be answered ad hoc as help is available.

Have any question or interested in volunteering with Mending and Repair Circle? Email clare@sustainablecapitolhill.org.