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Denim Decorating Party

Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Melanie Bernier

Denim is ubiquitous in American fashion, but this common cloth has a history of being customized with embroidery, patches, and other ornamentation to assert the wearer’s individuality and social identity. Join us for a nontraditional decorating workshop, led by artist Melanie Bernier and organized in conjunction with her exhibition You Can’t Bury Me, I’m Already Underground. Bring your favorite denim jacket from home (or experiment with provided secondhand denim scraps), and imbue it with some DIY character using appliqué and embroidery. In addition, participants can make their own cotton patches using the Japanese surface design technique of suminagashi. Leave your puffy paint at home!

While secondhand denim scraps will be provided to experiment with, participants are encouraged to bring their own denim jackets to decorate; all other supplies and materials will be provided.

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