A Mended Image

May 24, 2020 – May 30, 2020

Jim Arendt

Thrift and pragmatism can be a wellspring for novel fiber solutions. In this workshop students learn about expanded techniques in mending textiles to create useful and beautiful expressions that go beyond utility. Explore patchwork and mending traditions from throughout the world while creating representational narratives. Techniques will include appliqué, embroidery boro, sashiko pattern creation, and invisible mending. While making, participants will explore and expand the meaning of images, objects, and how technique choices can better serve their ideas. Open to all skill levels.


Jim Arendt is an associate professor of Visual Arts and gallery director at Coastal Carolina University. He received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of South Carolina. Recently, Arendt received First Prize during Fiberarts International 2019 and was a 2018 finalist for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work is included in the Arkansas Art Center’s permanent collection of contemporary craft.

Jim Arendt

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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