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TEXTILE PROCESSES

Sewing

Shirts

Skirt

Pants

Patches

Apron

Totebag

Share your skill

Baking

Embroidery

Workshop descriptioN

So Sew Co is a contemporary sewing collective based out of Oceanside, CA bringing different communities together through alternative sewing projects and workshops. Founded by Shirin Towfiq in 2016, Shirin envisioned a creative space to bring her community together, hone their skills and create collective change through socially engaged sewing projects. Participants with a variety of skill sets come together

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FOUNDER

Shirin Towfiq is a San Diego based conceptual artist of Iranian descent that works in textile, conceptual clothing, installation, and socially engaged art.  Her work addresses cultural, feminine, and interpersonal relationships. She received a BA in Practice of Art from University of California Berkeley. Shirin is the founder of So Sew Co, an organization that inspires creativity and builds community through alternative sewing projects and art workshops.

www.shirintowfiq.com

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UPCOMING EVENT

Resist Stitch

San Diego Art Institute

Saturday, April 29 9AM to 7PM

THE PROCESS

Textiles have been a fundamental part of human life since the beginning of civilization, and the methods and materials used to make them have expanded enormously, while the functions of textiles have remained the same. The history of textile arts is also the history of international trade.

 

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OTHER APPLICATIONS

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Today, embroidery is used both traditionally and  in juxtaposition with non-traditional materials.  Bridge Instructor and Artist Siobhan Arnold does embroidery on trash bags and other non-fabric materials.

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PROVIDED TOOLS

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
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Student MATERIALS

  • Fabric
  • String
  • Iron-on Adhesive
  • 1 in. Buttons