Friday, June 19, 2015
The Mending Project 4
I've written before about my volunteering in a performance art installation called The Mending Project, in which members of the public are supposed to bring in damaged garments or textiles to be mended. The first three shifts I worked resulted in zero mending -- the museum hasn't figured out how to get the word out that people are supposed to bring in stuff. It was getting frustrating.
On the third shift I finally got some action by convincing a guy visiting from Seattle to let me embroider a flower on his shorts. I had him sit on the table to my left so I could hold the shorts in my left hand and sew with my right. Being careful not to stroke his thigh in the process.