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Mending Circle: Sew Together 1W24

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

You can register for this class starting November 15. 

Learn to mend your clothes in this 4-part community mending workshop led by natural dyer/visible mender Maggie Ruth Haaland.

Each week introduces a specific mending technique (with focus on visible mending). Then we will sit and slow stitch together in community. Please bring an item of your own to repair; mending supplies will be available in class.

The winter months, after the busyness and "alive-ness" of Summer, are a wonderful time to slow down and work on our mending piles.

Mending can help us feel more connected to our wardrobes and offer additional life to beloved garments. It's a way of participating and creating a more sustainable world, choosing to repair rather than throw something out and buy anew.

Slow stitching offers space and time to be with our thoughts (and neighbors) and make something beautiful in the process.

Sign up for the whole series or a single class! Attendance not required for all sessions offered.

Tuition based on number of sessions selected during check-out.  Discounted tuition applied to registration for multiple sessions.


MAKE-UP DAY: Fri, Feb 9th, 6:15pm


I wanted to improve my mending skills but most important for me was the consistency of meeting every week and being in community with others.  Maggie is an excellent educator!  She teaches and she allows herself to be taught.  She is extremely warm and works hard to create a sense of togetherness and that we are all learning from each other.  I have only taken a couple of other courses at Eliot, but among them this has been my favorite and I have signed up for the next series of 4 circles!


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Maggie Haaland

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Maggie Ruth Haaland (she/they) is a queer natural dyer, herbalist, writer, and footbath devotee living in JP. She has studied plant medicine for ten years and has over the past few years fallen in love with the intersection of fiber and herbal medicine. Their values are rooted in softness, community, and care and they regularly facilitate natural dye workshops and introductory plant walks to help folks connect with themselves, their creativity, and the land around them. Maggie also vends her naturally dyed bandanas and herbal creations at various markets in the Boston area. Some of her teachers include Tony Lemos, Steph Zabel, and Bryonie Wise.

Fibers, natural pigments, sewing, plant medicine
Materials to bring to class:

Bring a garment or textile to repair, and if desired, needles, & thread.

If you knit, crochet, embroider, etc., feel free to bring your projects to work on.