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Sunday Sewing
Sunday Sewing

Sun, Jun 09

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The Jamii Hub

Sunday Sewing

Artist: Mariam Ahmad | Sewing workshops for beginner and intermediate levels. Project: Wrap Skirts ONLY PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTERED FOR THE JUNE 2 SESSION WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN THIS SESSION. PLEASE REGISTER FOR JUNE 2 AND YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REGISTERED FOR JUNE 9, 16, AND 23 SESSIONS.

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Time & Location

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Jun 09, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Jamii Hub, 264 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4J6, Canada

About the Event

FREE | ALL AGES* | NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED

In June at "Sunday Sewing" we are making together wrap skirts with the leadership of Mariam Ahmad and support from Ghader Bsmar.

The capacity for this workshop series is 16 people without a machine, and we can accommodate 4 more people if they bring their own sewing machines. While you are only required to register for the June 2 session, participants are expected to join all four sessions on June 2, 9, 16, and 23. If you register for the June 2 session, you do not need to register again for the sessions on June 9, 16, and 23. New registrations will not be accepted throughout the month. We expect a high number of registrations, so please let us know immediately via email at info@jamii.ca before May 30 at 12 PM if you foresee that you will not be able to join all four sessions, so another participant from the waitlist can take your spot. We apologize if the workshop is filled before you register. The sewing workshops will take a break in July and August, and registrations for September will open on August 15 at 12 PM. Please check our website at www.jamii.ca to register for September.

WRAP SKIRTS

In Mariam's words, wrap skirts connect beautifully to JUNE at Jamii and Nickeshia Garrick's theme of Connectedness:

"A wrap skirt serves as a powerful symbol, embodying the act of wrapping oneself in protection while honoring existing and cross-cultural elements. It becomes a tangible expression of connectedness as participants weave narratives through bold colors, patterns, and textiles. In the act of wrapping one another in adornment, the skirt becomes more than just a garment — it becomes a vessel for stories, traditions, and shared experiences, fostering a sense of unity and belonging."

The workshop will offer both beginner and intermediate levels, both exploring wrap skirts in different complexities. Participants will take their own measurements, cut the fabric to patterns, sew waistband, side seams, hem, top stitching and finishing touches. You will take home your own wrap skirts you can wear during the Summer or gift away. Jamii will provide a selection of fabric for you to choose from, and we also welcome you to bring fabric that means something special to you.

Our workshop lead, Mariam Ahmad, is a BIPOC woman, who learned to sew hand peddling singer sewing machines with her grandmother as a child. Her artistry beautifully weaves together her Eastern heritage with ancestral textile traditions, resulting in romantic silhouettes that evoke a sense of nostalgia.

*Under 12 need to accompanied by an adult.

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