Subject: ReRuns
1. Topic-
Textile reclamation and practical usage.
2. Content-
What makes up an article of clothing?
How do they wear out?
Why is it important to keep them out of landfills?
Types of fabric
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To raise awareness of necessity of recycling.
2.To construct a useful item from one which may have gone to waste.
3.To improve basic sewing skills.
4. Objectives-
1. To be able to identify parts of garment which can be repurposed.
2. To express creative thought.
3. To share the importance of this sort of activity with friends and family.
5. Materials and Aids-
Bag of thrift store clothing
Sewing machines
Cutting Table
Books on repurposing
Design Manual-blank notebook
Needles&Thread, scissors, newspaper for patterns, markers, staplers, tape,
elastic, buttons, string, sticky Velcro, etc.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Talk about recycling
2.Ask attendees about personal recycling techniques
3.'Weigh in' fabrics (which would otherwise end up in landfills)

B. Development-

1.Show some repurposed items
2.Explain how they were created
3.Quick project- lunch bag

C. Practice-

1.Sort fabrics by type
2.Access what can be done with them, brainstorming
3.Make a plan in 'Design Manual'

D. Independent Practice-

1. Project from Design Manual
2.Second project from materials to give away (ie: to spread the word)
3. Discuss what to do with remaining material, cut out patterns

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Hand-sewing/ knitters
2. Reclaiming wool for other projects. note cost of new wool
3. Younger participants will be shown how to make hankies from old pajama bottoms and blanket stitch edges.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Have attendants show their work
2. Discuss any techniques they found helpful
3. Pass around everyone's 'Design Manual' to aid in sharing of ideas/patterns

G. Closure-

1. Weigh all items to compare to original weight of fabrics.
2. Thank everyone for coming and have short discussion of further resources.
3. Pass out evaluation sheets
7. Evaluation-
1. Collect evaluation sheets and compile data
2. Forward any incoming email/ requests for additional workshops to RDKS staff.

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