Repairathon with Beatriz Barahona, Barb Hunt and Tricia Wasney

  • Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
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Want to fix that article of clothing that you cannot bear to part with? Bring it to MAWA, and we will help you make it better and more beautiful than ever. Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day by learning creative skills to renew and rejuvenate a damaged piece, and help Mother Earth in the process. Techniques available to learn and try include hand sewing, machine sewing, patch embroidery, darning and more. Every year, 10.5 million tonnes of textiles end up in North American landfills; let’s creatively reduce, reuse and recycle instead.

Beatriz Barahona graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba after coming to Canada via Mexico. She has exhibited her Arpilleras, a textile collage form of visual storytelling, as part of the Mujer Artista collective.

Barb Hunt is a contemporary textile artist working at the intersection of art and craft. Her practice focusses on the construction of gender, mourning rituals, the devastation of war and the natural environment.

Tricia Wasney’s jewellery explores history, the unreliability of memory, air, the landscape and climate change. All three artists have a passion for thrift shopping, recycling and creative repurposing.

Free! No need to register … just show up. All welcome.