Ive done a lot of traveling, and one of the themes Im seeing a lot is the idea of design repair: events celebrating repair where the repairs remain visible. Its better than throwing things away, says design-savvy and eco-conscious Kopke, who is a consultant for museums and institutions that are seeking ways to offer more participatory programming. At the Woolly Repair Shop, participants will be able to drop in, shmooze over a cup of really good coffee at community tables, and use simple felting techniques to repair old woolen winter wear, either for their own use or to donate to local shelters. Felting supplies will be provided at a cost of $2 per piece, and youre invited to bring as many items to repair as you like; Kopke and Quicke will also offer home repair kits for a fee.
Artful repairs will go down today from 1 to 3 p.m. at Novos roasting facility, 3008 Larimer Street. Reservations are not required for this all-ages event, Kopke says; for more information, go to http://poesy-praxis.com/2011/01/24/making-things-woolly-repair-shop/ for details.
Sat., Jan. 29, 1-3 p.m., 2011