Darn It All! Mending Bee

Starts in 15 Days, 8 Hours

May 4, 2024 10:00 am

More Dates

  • May 4, 2024
  • June 1, 2024
  • July 6, 2024
  • August 3, 2024
  • September 7, 2024
  • October 5, 2024
  • November 2, 2024
  • December 7, 2024

Rockingham Free Public Library

65 Westminster Street Bellows Falls VT

Darn It All! Monthly Mending Bee at Rockingham Free Public Library

BELLOWS FALLS — Do you have a shirt that’s missing a button, a favorite wool sock with a hole in it, or a tote bag with a loose handle? Don’t we all? No need to get rid of these items—or repair them all by your lonesome—when you can fix your things, and learn and share new mending skills, all in the company of friends and neighbors.

Beginning on February 3, bring your projects and your crafty self to Darn It All!, a monthly mending bee at the Rockingham Free Public Library, at 65 Westminster Street in Bellows Falls. Darn It All! happens on the first Saturday of every month, from 10am – 1pm. Admission is free and open to everyone of all genders, regardless of whether you live in Rockingham; attendees age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The library, its meeting space, and restrooms, are all ADA-accessible.

Are you a veteran mender who has piles of books about the art of darning? Have you never threaded a sewing needle in your life? Excellent! People of all skills—or none—are encouraged to attend.

Darn It All! is not only for those repairing their clothes and accessories; it’s also for knitting, sewing, embroidering, cross-stitching, or doing other fiber arts. We also welcome people who prefer to draw or color. Darn It All! is an event for creativity and companionship.

What Darn It All! isn’t is a tailor shop. While we love skill-sharing, and someone may help you if they are able, Darn It All! is strictly do-it-yourself, and you alone are responsible for your repairs. Likewise, we may have sewing tools to share, but it’s best you bring your own.

Darn It All! organizers and Bellows Falls residents, Lydia Daum and Wendy M. Levy, created this mending bee to provide a consistent, dedicated time to repair clothing and accessories to extend their use, to learn and share mending skills, and to do this in the company of new friends and old in our library’s beautiful meeting space.

For more information, email Daum and Levy at darnitall@fastmail.com.

Darn It All! is a mending bee which happens the first Saturday of each month, from 10am until 1pm, at the Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. All are welcome, regardless of their skill-level or place of residence. Attendees 16 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The library, meeting space, and restrooms are ADA-compliant. For more information, please contact darnitall@fastmail.com. For directions to the library and information on parking, please visit https://rockinghamlibrary.org/directions-parking/.

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