February 22, 2024

Sewing for Sustainability

Albany area “sewist” Lynn DeMaria explains how learning the techniques of sewing helps individuals support environmental sustainability by reducing landfill, preserving cherished items, and more. She also highlights the related economic benefits and options for creative expression. Lynn talks about how she shares her love of sewing in various ways. She will be offering a “Mending Day” on March 2nd, 2-5 pm, at the Happie Collective at 197 Lark St. in Albany, will participate in a “repair cafe” on Earth Day in April, and is exploring possibly teaching classes. She also shares info about the non-profit organization Up-Stitch on New Scotland Ave. in Albany that offers fabric, buttons, thread, yarn and other sewing supplies at a good discount. For people who want to try sewing, machines can be borrowed from some libraries or through the Historic Albany Foundation’s Tool Lending Library. For more info, email Lynn at lad357@gmail,com, or look for her, Happie Collective, Up-Stitch (www.up-stitch.com), and/or Historic Albany Foundation (www.historic-albany.org) on Facebook and Instagram. Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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