Talking and Sewing with MILE

What a treat to be invited to speak with the folks at MILE (Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education) this month on October 6th. They were a well-informed and attentive bunch who were game to hear a lecture about plastic pollution and then hang around to sew after!

We’re currently working on the Pygmy Right Whale, which will be about 12 x 24 feet when complete. Unlike past projects, this time I’m asking participants to sew a 20 x 20 inch square that will later be sewn together to create the whale. It’s an experiment, but should be really cool!

Here are some photos of the event taken by Christie Moraga

Kat Owens presenting about the Entangled and Ingested project
MILE participants jumping right in on the sewing
The participants got familiar with the materials and tried their hand at sewing plastic, which can be tricky!
It was a lot of fun to chat with the participants, including a Hartford College for Women alum (yay!) and a former teacher from our beloved elementary school, Macdonough

Published by katharineowens

I'm a mom, environmentalist, professor, artist, and writer.

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