Artful repairs go down on January 29 at Novo's roasting facility, 3008 Larimer Street.
"I've done a lot of traveling, and one of the themes I'm seeing a lot is the idea of design repair: events celebrating repair where the repairs remain visible. It's 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, schmooze 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 for a cost of $2 per piece, and you're invited to bring as many items to repair as you like; Kopke and Quicke will also offer home repair kits for a fee to take home.
Kopke says reservations are not required for this all-ages event, but is asking for an RSVP if possible by January 16, to plan ahead for supplies. If you'd like to attend, e-mail Kopke or Quicke to RSVP.