TEXTILES SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
Topaz M. Terry
Sewing with Bicycle Inner Tubes
Used bicycle inner tubes are an often overlooked material that can be sewn into durable, water-repellent, mold-resistant, and easy-to-clean items. It does not behave exactly like fabric or leather, but it can be worked using techniques from both of these craft traditions. We’ll process and machine-sew inner tubes into a strong “fabric” and then explore techniques for constructing leather-like bags and accessories with that material. Students will leave with a universal-fit belt and a bag made from a selected pattern. Experience using a sewing machine and/or working with leather will be a plus, but this workshop is open to all levels. Flex studio.
Studio artist, owner of BicycleTrash (DC); member of the collaboratively-run Brookland Arts Walk (DC); memberships: Made in DC, DC Department of Small and Local Business, Craft Industry Alliance; Penland Winter Residency; work shown nationally including Smithsonian’s Craft Optimism (online).