Ongoing: Saturday Workshop Series with Cat Chiu Phillips

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Ongoing: Saturday Workshop Series with Cat Chiu Phillips

San Diego-based artist Cat Chiu Phillips used a variety of sewing and weaving techniques, including the use of plarn (yarn made from discarded plastic bags) to crochet large, abstract patterns to draw attention to the pollution created by plastic. Join Cat in this series of free, hands-on artmaking workshops, culminating in a community exhibition and installation at Westfield Horton Plaza.


I.  Fundamentals of Sewing Machine with Retro Objects

-Cassette Tape Wallets: July 9 and November 12 (10-12 pm)
Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine then upcycle a cassette tape for daily use.  Transform an old cassette tape to a wallet, coin purse, or business card holder.

-VHS Tapes Clutch:  January 7 and October 8 (10-12 pm)
Introduction to basic sewing machine usage then transform a VHS tape to a clutch handbag. 

II.  Basic Crochet Techniques with Plastic Waste

-Plarn Wide Cuff Bracelets:  July 16 and January 7th  (10-12 pm)
Learn basic crochet techniques and use recycled plastic bags to create wearable accessories. This workshop is an introduction to sewing with plastic waste. Participants will be using sewing machines to create clutches out of VHS tapes.

-Plarn Wreaths: December 10
Use plastic bag discards to create an easy-to-make holiday wreath.

Wednesdays - Sewing Machine Open Studios at SDAI Project Space with Cat Chiu Phillips

July 13 (10-12 pm)
July 20 (10-12 pm)
August 10 (10-12pm)