CPL CRAFTS: Visible Mending with Jessamy Kilcollins

By Cambridge Public Library

Transform your garments through the art of visible mending!

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6pm – 7:30pm

Ages: 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.

Contact

Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk
617-349-4041

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Free!

Location

  • In-person only.

Main Library

449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Mid Cambridge

Additional information

 Do you have a sweater that could use a breath of fresh air- maybe it has a hole on the sleeve, maybe it has more than a few? Bring in your textile of choice and watch it take on new life as we celebrate the wear and tear and turn it into something colorful and new with needle and embroidery thread! 

Jessamy Kilcollins is a textile artist, fashion designer, and mender with a focus on sustainability and handcraft processes. She holds a BFA in Fibers and a Certificate in Fashion Design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In January 2020, she was one of eight designers from the Northeast selected to participate in a sustainable fashion design competition called Project Upcycle, and she was awarded second place for her gala look sewed from repurposed secondhand clothing (see photograph). Her upcycled work has also been shown at Eileen Fisher Chestnut Hill, and local independent music festival Starlabfest. She has coordinated and participated in sustainability-focused mending pop-up events in and around Somerville, MA, where she lives with her partner and two cats.