Sustainable Textile Teach-In: Fabric Scraps Challenge




In this workshop, create handsewn badges, patches and pockets and join Works-In-Progress collective members Tanya Murdoch and Marnie Saskin as they tackle the challenge all crafters face – what to do with fabric scraps?  

For this workshop you will need:

An assortment of scrap fabric

Scissors or snips

Needle and thread or a sewing machine


Works-In-Progress Collective is a collective of artists and creatives based in Toronto and Hamilton who share a joy in collaboration and learning with others – artists and non-artists alike. They share a common interest in using recycled materials in art-making and see upcycling as an inspiration and creative opportunity.  They believe that it is more fun and better for the Earth to create something new from something old.

Marnie Saskin is a maker, textile educator, and community collaborator creating from a sustainable studio in Hamilton, Ontario.  Originally from Niagara, Ontario, her interests lie in farming, food preservation and textile arts. Marnie has taken on leadership roles in local food sustainability/poverty reduction initiatives, specifically The Shoelace Collective and Not Far From the Tree and is an active member of the Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild. She has facilitated workshops in food preservation and quilting and is a member of WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). She is trained as a facilitator for the Kairos Blanket Exercise.

Tanya Murdoch is a visual artist who likes to play with others: she co-founded the Works-in-Progress artist collective in 2018 to support the work of artists working with upcycled materials. Tanya has an artist’s approach to textiles, with an interest in materials, techniques, and a hands-on, experimental approach to learning and sharing skills.   Tanya also works as a video editor for Cityline at CityTV in Toronto. Outside of work, she uses art and video to support and celebrate community and environmental initiatives, producing videos for community groups and artists as HomemadeTV since 2010. Born and raised in coastal towns in British Columbia, she spent six years in Tokyo after graduating with a BFA from NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Type: Program

Date: Jan 26, 2022, 4pm - 5:30pm

This image shows Marnie Saskin
Marnie Saskin
This image shows Tanya Murdoch
Tanya Murdoch

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